Arkia Israel Airlines is Israel’s 2nd largest carrier (after El Al) and began operations in 1950 as Israel Inland airlines. They currently have a fleet of 15 aircraft with 4 Boeing 787 on order for delivery in 2012.
In 2002 an Arkia Boeing 757 was narrowly missed by two missles shortly after takeoff from Kenya. The plane was able to land safely in Tel Aviv.
Impossible to tell exactly when this ashtray was made but it has been well used.