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John Kerry Flies to Tel Aviv Despite FAA Ban
AP and ABC News ^ | TEL AVIV, Israel Jul 23, 2014, 4:12 AM ET

Posted on 07/23/2014 1:29:04 AM PDT by bd476


John Kerry Files (sic) to Tel Aviv Despite FAA Ban


AP and ABC News
TEL AVIV, Israel — Jul 23, 2014, 4:12 AM ET


The top U.S. diplomat defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel's main airport Wednesday in a sign of sheer will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little evidence of progress in ongoing negotiations.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry planned to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during what appeared to be a crucial day in the flailing talks. U.S. officials have downplayed expectations for an immediate, lasting truce between Israel and the Hamas militant group that controls Gaza. At the least, Kerry's mission Wednesday sought to define the limits of what each side would accept in a potential cease-fire.

Kerry flew into Tel Aviv on an Air Force jet one day after the FAA banned commercial flights into Ben-Gurion Airport. The FAA imposed the 24-hour restriction after a Hamas rocket landed within a mile of the airport on Tuesday.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday's meetings would continue Kerry's efforts to get Hamas and Israel to declare a truce after more than two weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip. More than 630 Palestinians and about 30 Israelis have been killed in the violence.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Israel
KEYWORDS: bhomiddleeast; faa; israelflights; secstatekerryisrael; soskerry; telaviv
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1 posted on 07/23/2014 1:29:04 AM PDT by bd476
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The top U.S. diplomat defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel's main airport Wednesday in a sign of sheer will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little evidence of progress in ongoing negotiations.

Yeah right. Maybe he is there to help his buddies in Hamas, before they are wiped out. Do you think he will say, if you like your rockets, you can keep your rockets?

2 posted on 07/23/2014 1:46:00 AM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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From the excerpt posted above: The top U.S. diplomat defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel's main airport Wednesday in a sign of sheer will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little evidence of progress in ongoing negotiations."

"The top U.S. diplomat defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel's main airport Wednesday in a sign of sheer will hubris ... "

There, fixed it.

And AP also made the error in their title:

"John Kerry Files (sic) to Tel Aviv Despite FAA Ban"

... probably because they were thinking about the missing IRS email files scratched hard drive.




3 posted on 07/23/2014 1:50:34 AM PDT by bd476
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To: Mark17
Mark17 wrote: "Yeah right. Maybe he is there to help his buddies in Hamas, before they are wiped out. Do you think he will say, if you like your rockets, you can keep your rockets? "

LOL! You're right! That's his m.o.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 1:55:35 AM PDT by bd476
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He undoubtedly flew on a US Air Force aircraft that in no way would be subject to FAA policies as it is not a commercial carrier. Are the journalists in this country really this stupid?


5 posted on 07/23/2014 1:58:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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THE POTUS initiated this ban in order to punish Israel. That is how Barakah Hussein and Big John do things with our allies. I heard Egypt humiliated Big John yesterday in Cairo by having him body checked by a metal detector BEFORE meeting with Sisi. Talk about humiliation!!

Egypt is pissed at Washington for supporting the MB. Israel is pissed at Washington for supporting the MB/HAMAS. Talk about EPIC Foreign Policy fail... comedy of errors!

6 posted on 07/23/2014 2:07:48 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Cap Huff

Ping


7 posted on 07/23/2014 2:15:12 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Netz

Obama/Kerry will make the decision which most advantages the terrorists and hurts US and other stable governments.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 2:16:51 AM PDT by Truth29
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Kerry sure knows how to prove the FAA has it’s head firmly implanted. For once, he may have actually been useful.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 2:23:55 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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Taking a chance like that,!!
He deserves a Silver Star w/ Oak Leaf Clusters for valor to go with his Purple Hearts he got in Vietnam Nam.
Did you know he was in Vietnam Nam?


10 posted on 07/23/2014 2:24:36 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Vinnie

Predictive spelling is your friend. :) Vietnam


11 posted on 07/23/2014 2:27:54 AM PDT by Vinnie
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Initially as I read this generated from the captain of the Delta flt which turned around over the med after learning the reports of the missile strike. The FAA which is always slow to ring the bell responded later. Once the Delta pilot returned to Europe it was game on for restrictions. Airlines start worrying about liability IF something happened. As far as Lurch is concerned, I would make a solid bet (other than US Gov aircraft are excluded), that his aircraft has some missile warning and countermeasures. Lurch has not had any failed diplomacy for a couple hours, so he needed to achieve more failures..


12 posted on 07/23/2014 2:32:08 AM PDT by Trapper6012
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So did the statue of Ozymandias have to dodge sniper fire and come in in a corkscrew fashion?


13 posted on 07/23/2014 2:35:06 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tellin' ya, he's bad... meaner than a junk yard dog... /you know the rest
2ndDivisionVet wrote: "Are the journalists in this country really this stupid?"
Well yes. :)



14 posted on 07/23/2014 2:44:21 AM PDT by bd476
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"The top U.S. diplomat defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel's main airport Wednesday in a sign of sheer will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little evidence of progress in ongoing negotiations."

This reads like it is from parody site like The Onion rather than a news site. Maybe that is what has become of American journalism; it has become a parody.

15 posted on 07/23/2014 2:49:46 AM PDT by Truth29
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I don’t mind that he went. What bothers me is that he plans to come back.


16 posted on 07/23/2014 2:51:01 AM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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Maybe flew on “EL AL” .


17 posted on 07/23/2014 3:15:04 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Truth29

...that’s the way things are stacking up, pathetic, really...


18 posted on 07/23/2014 3:16:38 AM PDT by Netz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please see post number 17, thank-you!


19 posted on 07/23/2014 3:16:44 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl
Biggirl wrote: "Maybe flew on 'EL AL' ".

ROFLOL!

20 posted on 07/23/2014 3:25:23 AM PDT by bd476
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