I remember going to the airport to see the first group of volunteers off. We were all at the El Al lounge in the International arrivals /departures terminal having a wonderful kumzits. Suddenly one of our chevra dashes in all out of breath, runs into the bathroom and when he comes out he no longer has his tilboshet on!!
When I asked him what happened he told me that he was being chased by the airport police. If you remember the terminal, there was a mezzanine with flags of all the nations. Seems our Betari decided to pull the pole with the Russian flag out of its mooring - he was very strong - and rip the flag off. True story - and I should know - I still have part of that flag. Does anyone remember who the Betari was?