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Two U.S. airlines suspend Israel flights after rocket attack near airport [FAA suspends all flights]
Haaretz ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 07/22/2014 9:49:29 AM PDT by Star Traveler

7:41 P.M. The FAA prohibits all U.S. airlines from flying to and from Ben-Gurion International Airport "for a period of up to 24 hours."

5:57 P.M. Delta Airlines and U.S. Airways suspend flights to and from Israel on Tuesday. This follows a warning from the Federal Aviation Authority given after a rocket fell earlier Tuesday in Yehud, near Ben-Gurion International Airport. United Airlines announced it will continue operating as usual.

A Delta Airlines flight from New York to Israel landed in Paris following the decision. U.S. Air has relocated planes currently at Ben-Gurion airport tonight's planned flight has been canceled. (Zohar Blumenkrantz)

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The FAA suspended all flights to Israel!
1 posted on 07/22/2014 9:49:29 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

Obama and the UN gave the $$$$ for the rocket attacks.

Any apology from the White house yet?


2 posted on 07/22/2014 9:51:49 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Diogenesis

The USA didn’t give any money (or arms) to Hamas in Gaza. Also one should know that Israel sends all kinds of humanitarian aid across their border into Gaza all the time.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 9:53:52 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

And the feds will be suspending all travel to Chicago when?


4 posted on 07/22/2014 9:56:17 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: Star Traveler; Diogenesis

Actually, it’s an accounting game, the same as they play with Planned Parenthood. They give PP millions each year for other than abortions, which they cannot fund. However, PP is enabled to free up funds elsewhere and spend more on abortions due to the giving of the FED. Money — even designated money — is fungible even to a really slow-witted accountant.

We give a hundred million or so to the Palestine president for ‘humanitarian purposes’. Sure.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 9:58:47 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: ameribbean expat

Any rockets flying over Chicago? ... :-) ...


6 posted on 07/22/2014 9:59:18 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Diogenesis

I wouldn’t doubt that some of the MANPADs from Libya found their way to Hamas.


7 posted on 07/22/2014 9:59:38 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Star Traveler

Hamas and the Pals fired rockets into Israel in June, May, April, March, February, January...all of 2013, 2012.....So now they decide to suspend flights?


8 posted on 07/22/2014 10:01:25 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Star Traveler

This is clearly a shot across the bow from Hussein Obama to Netanyahu. Too bad US airlines are getting involved in the politics. The FAA cannot “forbid” these airlines from exercising their multilateral responsibilities.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 10:01:29 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

They can’t fly into a war zone. They also can’t afford the liability or the loss of life.


10 posted on 07/22/2014 10:03:37 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: xzins

Israel makes a distinction between Hamas and its terrorist organization versus the Palestinian civilians. Israel say VERY EXPLICITLY and VERY EMPHATICALLY says to the world that they are not targeting Palestinian civilians and are not trying to drive them out and are not trying to starve them out. So Israel does allow humanitarian aid to Palestinian civilians.


11 posted on 07/22/2014 10:03:45 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
Also one should know that Israel sends all kinds of humanitarian aid across their border into Gaza all the time

Idiots.

12 posted on 07/22/2014 10:04:50 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
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To: Star Traveler
Israel makes a distinction between Hamas and its terrorist organization versus the Palestinian civilians

i.e., they are choosing defeat.

13 posted on 07/22/2014 10:05:56 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
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To: Tzfat

Ummm ... you wouldn’t like flying on the airplane that got shot out of the sky because of these rockets. If that happened, your family would probably be running to a lawyer’s office to sue the airline for not protecting its passengers.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 10:05:59 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Dallas59

This time they’re using longer distance rockets and going further than they have before.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 10:07:15 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Tzfat
I agree this is Hussein Obama running interference for Hamas and tightening the screws on Israel.

Regardless of what the FAA can or cannot order, no airline is going to accept the liability (in the eyes of a civil-suit jury) of operating "against FAA orders".

16 posted on 07/22/2014 10:08:19 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Jim Noble

It’s actually going very well and in Israel’s favor. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu really knows what he’s doing here!


17 posted on 07/22/2014 10:11:34 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Dagnabitt

Wonder if travelers insurance will pay for all of those that were taking vacations to the area.

I had been planning a trip there for October but have totally given up on that idea for now.


18 posted on 07/22/2014 10:13:01 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Dagnabitt

Sending more traffic to El Al is a funny way of tightening the screws.


19 posted on 07/22/2014 10:16:39 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: Romulus

El Al is not flying there either.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 10:20:25 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Tzfat

I’ve got a question here. Where did you get the idea that the FAA cannot forbid US planes from flying in this area. Do you think that the FAA does not have the legal authority to do so?


21 posted on 07/22/2014 10:24:02 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Not El Al..since El Al is run by the Israeli Govt if you need to travel to Israel its the ONLY way to fly


22 posted on 07/22/2014 10:33:05 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Star Traveler

Sure about that?


23 posted on 07/22/2014 10:40:03 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

True and the only airline company to take a plane Israel to if it was me.


24 posted on 07/22/2014 10:40:49 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

That’s what was reported by another Freeper, here just within the hour ... :-) ...


25 posted on 07/22/2014 10:41:21 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

How is the cleaning up of the rats nests going right now?


26 posted on 07/22/2014 10:42:32 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Post #5 on this thread ...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3183567/posts

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There are none. All the flights going to Tel Aviv have alreay landed and there are non (not even El Al) in flight.


27 posted on 07/22/2014 10:43:12 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Dagnabitt

Only because of fear after what happened last week that is why, really.


28 posted on 07/22/2014 10:43:21 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Went to Israel last yr via El Al..great airline..15 hour flight(Which I was not a fan of but what can ya do) but its bar none the safest airline I have EVER been on..you should see the security involved before you board and you get a police escort to the plane..that is why El Al is the only way we would ever fly to Israel..some like other airlines to Israel because its less expensive(And you make a stop in New York to refuel) but I like a straight flight, no stops, much easier and safer


29 posted on 07/22/2014 10:43:50 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Star Traveler

The FAA issued a NOTAM for LLBG (Tel Aviv Ben Gurion). That is a Notice to Airman. No, the FAA does not “forbid” destinations.


30 posted on 07/22/2014 10:45:28 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Sarah Barracuda

And they hire only former IDF folks if I am not mistaken to work for that company.


31 posted on 07/22/2014 10:46:15 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

It’s going excellently, as the EU just announced that they are calling for Hamas and all those terror groups to be disarmed - exactly what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asking for in the last several days.

Netanyahu is a diplomatic genius!


32 posted on 07/22/2014 10:46:16 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

My airline has been flying into Tel Aviv for the past week, in spite of the Gaza war. They just suspended flights along with 2 other US Airlines. This is politics. I can promise you that El Al has not suspended flights.


33 posted on 07/22/2014 10:47:12 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

Quoting ...

The FAA prohibits all U.S. airlines from flying to and from Ben-Gurion International Airport “for a period of up to 24 hours.”


34 posted on 07/22/2014 10:47:22 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: All

I think it is a sign that PM Bibi and Company is going to have something BIG happen to rid Gaza of the rat nests once and for all.


35 posted on 07/22/2014 10:47:54 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Yes they are..and they DO profile you..which is totally worth it because they are doing it for your security and theirs


36 posted on 07/22/2014 10:48:42 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tzfat

Another quote, another article ...

Following the action by the U.S. airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration prohibited U.S. airlines from flying to the Tel Aviv airport for 24 hours.

http://www.yorkdispatch.com/breaking/ci_26192520/delta-cancels-all-israel-flights-over-missile-fear


37 posted on 07/22/2014 10:49:51 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

It happens every day in the US. An airport has an issue and flights divert etc. That does not mean a suspension of service. The US airlines have suspended service indefinitely. That is pure politics. Even if El Al has diverted flights, that does not mean El Al is no longer flying to Tel Aviv.


38 posted on 07/22/2014 10:50:25 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

Another quote, another article ...

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday blocked all U.S. carriers from flying to Israel’s main airport for 24 hours. The ban comes after a rocket landed about a mile from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport, the FAA said.

http://time.com/3019165/israel-delta-flights/


39 posted on 07/22/2014 10:51:14 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Tzfat

It means they’re not flying while rockets can potentially hit them, and there’s evidence if a nearby strike. People still remember what happened in the Ukraine.


40 posted on 07/22/2014 10:53:34 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Beowulf9
They can’t fly into a war zone. They also can’t afford the liability or the loss of life.

Define "war zone." Yes, it is true that liability has a big role, however flights are still operating into Kiev, as they are Bagdad. This is not new.
41 posted on 07/22/2014 10:53:38 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Star Traveler

New olim AND tourists will have to be smuggled in, like in 1940?


42 posted on 07/22/2014 10:55:37 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Tzfat

It’s no mystery.

A zone in which belligerents are waging war; broadly. An area marked by extreme violence.


43 posted on 07/22/2014 10:57:02 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Eleutheria5

LOL ... keep them coming to Israel!


44 posted on 07/22/2014 10:57:14 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
You are quoting Haaretz? Sheesh. The FAA does not do that kind of stuff. The DOT has authority to suspend multilateral agreements, not the FAA. It is like saying the US Department of State has forbidding all travel to Israel. It is true that they have issued opinion, but it does not "forbid."

I am intimately familiar with the FAA. I deal with them for a living.
45 posted on 07/22/2014 10:57:45 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

It’s something “you know when you see it” ... LOL ...

And you can depend upon the flying and “buying” public to know it ... :-) ...


46 posted on 07/22/2014 10:58:53 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Tzfat

I quoted several others, too ... :-) ...


47 posted on 07/22/2014 10:59:38 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Wonder why they waited until now. The rocket attacks have been going on for years.


48 posted on 07/22/2014 10:59:42 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Beowulf9

You are describing Israel off and on for the past 60 years. Not a war zone, the safest place on earth.


49 posted on 07/22/2014 10:59:56 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Star Traveler
The US has been giving money to Hamas for years.
50 posted on 07/22/2014 11:02:06 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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