Skip to comments.Air Canada cancels Tel Aviv flight over safety concerns
Posted on 07/23/2014 12:27:39 PM PDT by Star Traveler
Air Canada has cancelled its scheduled flight to Tel Aviv from Toronto Tuesday night, following the lead of other airlines concerned about rocket fire near Ben Gurion Airport.
Air Canada had a flight scheduled to leave for Tel Aviv from Toronto at 6:10 p.m. ET. The airline will continue to evaluate the situation and provide updates as needed, a spokeswoman said.
The return flight to Toronto from Tel Aviv for Wednesday, July 23, has also been cancelled, the carrier confirmed.
In response to a CBC News query, Transport Canada said the suspensions of flights to Israel are decisions taken by airlines themselves.
"For more information you should contact the carriers directly," senior communications adviser Ben Stanford said in an email to CBC News.
Delta Air Lines and United Airlines also suspended flights to Israel indefinitely Tuesday after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Tel Aviv's airport, wounding one Israeli.
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Nobody wants to lose a 747 full of passengers, but still I think it’s a bit of an overreaction on the part of the airlines and their governments. I wonder if they would still be doing it if not for the Russians shooting down MH17?
What sane person wants to fly over the missiles
of Hamas, funded and protected by the USA
and the UN (coming from nursery schools and hospitals)?
I think the situation with MH17 definitely set up a different mindset with the airlines. That was most definitely a factor.
Yep. Israel needs to ramp this thing up and get it over with fast.
The USA does not supply or send money or armaments to Hamas in Gaza. In fact, just recently the USA stopped a large transfer of money to Hamas from another country!
US blocked Qatari funds intended for Hamas employee
The United States has blocked the transfer of Qatari funds earmarked for the salaries of civil servants hired by Hamas in Gaza, The Times of Israel has learned.
A diplomatic source in the Gulf state, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Qatar had transferred hundreds of millions of dollars to Arab Bank for the salaries of some 44,000 Hamas civil servants. Those civil servants employed by Hamas in Gaza since its takeover of the Strip in 2007 were rendered jobless by the unity agreement with Fatah last month.
But the money was never processed by Arab Bank and delivered to Hamas, the source told The Times of Israel, due to pressure from the Americans, who consider Hamas a terror organization.
This is strange, since funds from Qatar have never been blocked in the past, the source said, referring to the $400 million aid package pledged by Qatari ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa during his visit to Gaza in October 2012.
Hamass deputy political bureau chief Moussa Abu Marzouk lambasted Arab Bank for neglecting to process the funds in comments posted on his Facebook page June 28.
Anybody ever figure out how many Stingers we lost at Benghazi?
Maybe someone knows and is warning us.
You are inaccurate.
First, the US even gives tax breaks to terrorists.
Lerner admitted to BACKDATING the tax breaks.
Second, the USA, to the embarrassment of Americans,
UNDS TERRORISTS including known murderers, rapists,
and slavers. Over and over through Obama
and his Moslem Brotherhood and “rebels”.
Third, as with this boycott of Israel,
America is on the side of Hamas, funds Hamas,
funds terrorists, weaponizes terrorists,
and leaves the border open for them.
Hamas is a designated foreign terrorist organization with the USA. This carries legal ramifications in our law in the USA and there are severe penalties for anyone supporting them with arms or money.
The USA not only does not “do it” (in terms of supplying Hamas with money or arms), they go beyond that and have listed Hamas as a foreign terrorist organization, and have those legal penalties.
Foreign Terrorist Organizations
Legal Criteria for Designation under Section 219 of the INA as amended
It must be a foreign organization.
The organization must engage in terrorist activity, as defined in section 212 (a)(3)(B) of the INA (8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(3)(B)),* or terrorism, as defined in section 140(d)(2) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (22 U.S.C. § 2656f(d)(2)),** or retain the capability and intent to engage in terrorist activity or terrorism.
The organizations terrorist activity or terrorism must threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security (national defense, foreign relations, or the economic interests) of the United States.
Legal Ramifications of Designation
It is unlawful for a person in the United States or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to knowingly provide “material support or resources” to a designated FTO. (The term “material support or resources” is defined in 18 U.S.C. § 2339A(b)(1) as “ any property, tangible or intangible, or service, including currency or monetary instruments or financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, expert advice or assistance, safehouses, false documentation or identification, communications equipment, facilities, weapons, lethal substances, explosives, personnel (1 or more individuals who maybe or include oneself), and transportation, except medicine or religious materials. 18 U.S.C. § 2339A(b)(2) provides that for these purposes the term training means instruction or teaching designed to impart a specific skill, as opposed to general knowledge. 18 U.S.C. § 2339A(b)(3) further provides that for these purposes the term expert advice or assistance means advice or assistance derived from scientific, technical or other specialized knowledge.
Representatives and members of a designated FTO, if they are aliens, are inadmissible to and, in certain circumstances, removable from the United States (see 8 U.S.C. §§ 1182 (a)(3)(B)(i)(IV)-(V), 1227 (a)(1)(A)).
Any U.S. financial institution that becomes aware that it has possession of or control over funds in which a designated FTO or its agent has an interest must retain possession of or control over the funds and report the funds to the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Other Effects of Designation
Supports our efforts to curb terrorism financing and to encourage other nations to do the same.
Stigmatizes and isolates designated terrorist organizations internationally.
Deters donations or contributions to and economic transactions with named organizations.
Heightens public awareness and knowledge of terrorist organizations.
Signals to other governments our concern about named organizations.
From holding hands with the Saudi king, to bowing in front of him.
Fortunately Air Canada is not under Obama’s jurisdiction ... :-) ...
love that pic