The Highjacking Proposal

Buckley Jr., W.M.F.
November 1977
National Review;11/25/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 46, p1384
This article reflects on a program proposed by the organization American Jewish Congress (AJC) for coping with hijacking terrorism. The plan proposes to boycott air traffic to any country that grants sanctuary to a hijacked airplane and its hijackers. The AJC's appeal is addressed to the International Federation of Airline Pilots. Under the plan, all pilots on international runs would decline to land a plane in a country that protects the hijackers or trains them. The pilots having boycotted the country, would then proceed to boycott any country which permitted that country's planes to land in its airfields. The pilots should demand adoption of the program by the airlines themselves, and of the governments that regulate their activities.


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