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FAA Lifts Ban on Flights to Israel
Arutz Sheva Israel National Mews ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 07/23/2014 9:43:23 PM PDT by Star Traveler

US flights to Israel to resume after brief ban. Will European carriers follow suit?

The US national aviation authority has lifted a ban on American flights to Israel, but warned of a "very fluid situation" amid intense fighting with Palestinians in nearby Gaza, AFP reports Thursday.

"Hamas does have rockets that can reach Ben Gurion airport... although the accuracy of their rockets does remain limited," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said.

Israel had warned of the economic impact of the ban by many world airlines and said that it would be a win for Hamas, who hailed the suspension as a "great victory."

Delta, United and US Airways all cancelled their scheduled flights for Wednesday, as did a raft of European carriers including Germany's Lufthansa, Air France, Poland's LOT and others. It is unclear as of now whether or not they will follow suit in lifting the ban.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: faa; hamas; israel
Let's hope another rocket from Hamas doesn't fall near the airport, because then it would be on again ... and that would be terrible to have an "on-again/off-again" situation!

But for now it's good!

1 posted on 07/23/2014 9:43:23 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler
Hamas extended the range of their rockets since the IDF made this map!


2 posted on 07/23/2014 9:48:02 PM 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

Old news, but it’s the background to this story ...

Air Canada cancels Tel Aviv flight over safety concerns
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3184119/posts?page=6#6

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/israel-gaza-conflict-air-canada-cancels-tel-aviv-flight-over-safety-concerns-1.2714488

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.


3 posted on 07/23/2014 9:53:27 PM 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
A nerve is hit by Sen Cruz.
4 posted on 07/23/2014 9:54:46 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Star Traveler

This was what Israel was facing before this ban was rescinded.

As the article says, it’s a “score” for Hamas, and that’s unfortunate, but these airlines were canceling flights on their own, even before the FAA ever uttered a word.

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Israel Transportation Minister: Cancellation of Flights to Israel Gives a ‘Prize to Terror’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3183687/posts?page=35

http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/07/22/israel-transportation-minister-cancellation-of-u-s-flights-to-israel-is-a-prize-to-terror/

On Tuesday, four major U.S. airline carriers announced their decision to cancel flights heading to Israel indefinitely, one specifically citing the danger of Gaza rocket attacks near Israel’s Ben Gurion airport.

Shortly afterwards, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it told all U.S. airlines that flights to the airport are prohibited for 24 hours, according to The Associated Press.


5 posted on 07/23/2014 9:55:15 PM 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

They wait till the end of the business day for this, but at least the ‘spell’ has been broken for now. Still, a precedent has now been set, meaning it could happen again, as I feel it will.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 9:56:12 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Star Traveler

A quote from earlier today ...

http://www.jpost.com/Operation-Protective-Edge/Lufthansa-Delta-extend-flight-bans-to-Israel-368616

Lufthansa, Delta, US Airways extend flight bans to Israel along with US Federal Aviation Administration along with most European airlines.

The FAA on Tuesday said it told US carriers they were prohibited from flying to or from Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv for up to 24 hours, citing “the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict in Israel and Gaza.” The FAA later extended the ban by another 24 hours on Wednesday evening.

The decision to halt flights to Israel follows the downing last week of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine with nearly 300 aboard.

Germany’s Lufthansa on Wednesday suspended flights to and from Tel Aviv for an additional 24 hours. The decision also applies to Germanwings, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines.

“At the present time no adequate authoritative new information is available that would justify a resumption of flights. In close coordination with the responsible authorities Lufthansa is continually evaluating the safety situation for its total flight network,” the company said.


7 posted on 07/23/2014 9:57:17 PM 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: lee martell

It would only happen IF a rocket hits near the airport ... which is what prompted the airlines to stop flying a couple of days ago.

Let’s hope another rocket doesn’t get through!


8 posted on 07/23/2014 10:00:07 PM 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

israel has to take out all the enemy weapons, and KEEP them demilitarized. which means more effective border controls and inspections, etc...throughout the entire terror-tory...
like it or not.
it is not desirable but it sure beats letting the enemy re-arm yet again, and again, and again, and again, ad nauseum

also, letting the United Nazis or Obama or EU run the checkpounts and do the necessary inspections ... would be a loser, indeed a very thinly-disguised suicide pact for Israel. Obviously. would make a total waste, mockery of Israel’s brave defense effort.

Israel has to do these tasks herself, like it or not (and I am sure she won’t like it, but there it is nonetheless)

ok, that’s my 3 cents worth (allowing for this month’s inflation)


9 posted on 07/23/2014 10:06:41 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: faithhopecharity

Dem party is afraid of losing a substantial portion of the Jewish money for its campaign.

Jews are seeing how hostile Dems are towards Israel.
Obama still funding Ham@ss and PLO and the FAA BDS of Israel flights was criticized rightly by Independent Bloomberg and Republican Cruz.

Must have been a lot of trouble when all the Rabbis who had their Israel vacation plans screwed up by Obama so he could try and twist BiBi’s arm.

Good work Bloomberg and Cruz.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 10:14:11 PM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Star Traveler

This does not mean the FedGov doesn’t have unofficial pressure on the airlines to stay out “on their own”


11 posted on 07/23/2014 10:16:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Star Traveler

I am glad the Pallies have not figured how to make a fuel-air explosive


12 posted on 07/23/2014 10:17:18 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Star Traveler

Maybe Israel should make an example out of one of those airlines and ban them for a while


13 posted on 07/23/2014 10:18:28 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: faithhopecharity

These weapons could easily get in through Syria, Jordan or other ways


14 posted on 07/23/2014 10:19:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: faithhopecharity

I was thinking of the other one, not Gaza, lol


15 posted on 07/23/2014 10:20:15 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Zenjitsuman

well, as you say there IS a problem with many Jews supporting Obama despite his obvious anti-Semitism, pro-IslamoNazi policies.
chalk this up to JSS (Jewish Suicide Syndrome).
talk with some of these folks and they are so brilliant about so many things, and yet so amazingly STUPID about the simple facts of just basic, elementary survival.
I’ve always said that Israel survives largely due to the active efforts of every good Christian; the Jews are a decimated people... and they are also fractured internally... (with a significant fraction afflicted , understandably, given all the hatred and mass murdering they’ve endured, with JSS).
Whatever our personal confessions, we all really must try to help Israel repel and eliminate her enemies.

and let’s pray that Hamas doesn’t manage to shoot off even one better rocket than they’ve managed so far....especially now that Obama has made Ben Gourion Airport the number one Hamas target of the hour...


16 posted on 07/23/2014 10:21:14 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Star Traveler

El Al fares jump by up to 150% after foreign airlines cancel flights [Israel]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3184320/posts

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.606872

Within hours after most foreign airlines flying to Israel suspended flights, demand for seats on Israeli carriers — practically the only ones now left plying the routes — skyrocketed, and so did airfares.

El Al, which earlier this week said it expected that a wave of cancellation by people travelling into and out of Israel would depress its third-quarter revenues by as much as $50 million, denied it was taking advantage of the situation.

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LOL ... I had to laugh at this one ... It looks like El Al saw a good thing and ran with it!

They’ve got a good map, too, showing all the countries that the FAA bans any flights to ... the countries are: Ukraine, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, North Korea, Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, D.R. Congo, Mali, Libya and Egypt. That’s quite a list and I didn’t know so many places were on the banned list.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 10:21:34 PM 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
Let's hope another rocket from Hamas doesn't fall near the airport, because then it would be on again ... and that would be terrible to have an "on-again/off-again" situation!

But for now it's good!


This was strictly political, reversed because of Cruz and his investigation threat.

Proof: what has changed, threat-wise, on the ground from a few hours ago? Answer: NOTHING.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 10:42:03 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: Star Traveler

This was a straight political “shot across thhe bow” message to Isreal to stop its attacks against Hamas or more to follow from our campaigner in chief.


19 posted on 07/23/2014 10:43:23 PM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: mikefive

See Post #3, #5 and #7 ...


20 posted on 07/23/2014 10:46:27 PM 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

So?


21 posted on 07/23/2014 10:49:11 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: 867V309

It was only the close hit of a rocket that caused it in the first place ... thus what has changed is that there have been no more close hits ...

Also, see Posts #3, #5 and #7 ... as these are airlines acting on their own, along with airlines who are not under the authority of the FAA.


22 posted on 07/23/2014 10:49:50 PM 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 was only the close hit of a rocket that caused it in the first place ... thus what has changed is that there have been no more close hits ...

Oh brother.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 10:53:04 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: 867V309

Air Canada is from a country that is probably the strongest supporter of Israel in the world, and they cited safety reasons.

And then, the initial news reports cited airlines who suspended flights on their own having nothing to do with the FAA, because they did it before the FAA acted.

And then you have the Germans and the Poles citing their safety concerns and they don’t even come under the authority of the FAA.

When that rocket hit near the airport, you can bet that all the airlines - themselves - sat straight up and immediately acted out of safety concerns — as any passenger of theirs would expect them to do.

Now you get to see whether these other airlines will even resume their flights or not.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 10:55:11 PM 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

Seek help.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 10:56:29 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: 867V309

Here’s the quote from up above ...

On Tuesday, four major U.S. airline carriers announced their decision to cancel flights heading to Israel indefinitely, one specifically citing the danger of Gaza rocket attacks near Israel’s Ben Gurion airport.

Shortly afterwards, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it told all U.S. airlines that flights to the airport are prohibited for 24 hours, according to The Associated Press.


26 posted on 07/23/2014 10:56:45 PM 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: 867V309

For reading the news? ... LOL ...


27 posted on 07/23/2014 10:57:20 PM 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

“Hamas does have rockets that can reach Ben Gurion airport... although the accuracy of their rockets does remain limited,”

SOME OF US knew that from the outset...and couldn’t figure out why they instituted the ban in the first place, other than to punish Israel.


28 posted on 07/24/2014 4:16:21 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Star Traveler
initial news reports cited airlines who suspended flights on their own having nothing to do with the FAA, because they did it before the FAA acted.

Reports, which proved to be demonstrably false, which Star Traveler kept spamming FR with. There are not FOUR US flag carriers that serve Tel Aviv. There are only THREE. The FAA NOTAM was issued at 12:15 EDT 7/22/2014. At that time only Delta had canceled (diverted). United and US Airways made their decision AFTER the FAA ban.

Delta is still not flying, and UAL is making a decision. US Airways immediately announced return as soon as the FAA lifted their ban. What changed? The FAA ban, and that is all.
29 posted on 07/24/2014 7:34:01 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: 867V309

He appears to be a Hamas sympathizer. Constantly arguing about how the US does not provide money to Hamas, missing the fact that Gaza IS Hamas.


30 posted on 07/24/2014 7:35:20 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

Whether you like it or not ... it’s there, it’s in the article and it’s clearly apparent from news reports that planes diverted from Israel before the FAA even uttered one word. You’re beating a dead horse over this one, because thar’s what happened, as I was actually reading about the planes diverting before the FAA came out with anything.

However, keep beating the dead horse ... LOL ...


31 posted on 07/24/2014 7:39:34 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: Tzfat

LOL ... you’ve got my support of Israel mixed up with support for Hamas ... You need to read more carefully like this recent article and all my other articles ... :-) ...

Netanyahu: Israel is continuing Gaza operation with full force
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3184455/posts

http://www.jpost.com/Operation-Protective-Edge/Netanyahu-Israel-is-continuing-Gaza-operation-with-full-force-368783

Speaking ahead of special cabinet meeting, prime minister says IDF has made substantial gains against Hamas terror infrastructure in Gaza and will continue the operation in “full strength.” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will continue Operation Protective Edge in Gaza with full force, giving no indication that a cease-fire was in the offing.

Speaking ahead of a special cabinet meeting, the prime minister said that the IDF has delivered a powerful blow to Hamas infrastructure over the course of the 17 day operation.

“We are continuing the operation in full strength,” he said, adding that the IDF was making big gains in Gaza.

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As was mentioned earlier, the USA was the ONLY MEMBER to vote against an investigation of human rights violations in the UN Human Rights Council. And furthermore, as Israel constantly states and does, it says that those Palestinians in Gaza are NOT the enemy, despite the false accusations by Israel’s enemies that they are. Israel makes it abundantly clear that it’s Hamas that they are after and NOT Palestinian civilians. As the Israeli Ambassador says, Israel abides by International Law (and thus, does not commit war crimes)!


32 posted on 07/24/2014 7:43:06 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
was actually reading about the planes diverting before the FAA came out with anything.

Not possible. Delta was in flight at 12:15 EDT. United's flights leave in the afternoon and evening. US Airways leaves in the evening. So only Delta could have been "diverting" as you claim.

A personal friend of mine was a part of the risk assessment team on this issue, and directly involved with evacuating the Delta crews that were in Tel Aviv. You are the one beating a dead horse. Good news is, many of us here know full well what kind of propaganda you are pushing.
33 posted on 07/24/2014 7:45:29 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

Or perhaps it’s this article you’re referring to ... LOL ...

Hamas is losing on the battlefield but hitting Israel where it hurts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3184282/posts

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.606903

The all-clear had sounded in Nir Am quarter of an hour prior but soldiers were still walking the kibbutz’s paths in helmets and full combat gear on Monday morning. The fact that two Hamas attack teams had emerged from a tunnel exit only a few hundred meters away from the fence and in the ensuing firefight killed four soldiers, including a battalion commander, before they were killed themselves, was hard to shake off.

For three hours the members of the kibbutz and guests at the small motel (mainly journalists) had to remain indoors while the soldiers made sure no Hamas fighters had managed to get inside. The fact they had been wearing IDF uniforms, including regulating combat netting on their helmets, made everyone all the more jumpy. The calm was finally restored to the leafy kibbutz, disturbed every few minutes by the booms from a nearby artillery battery giving covering fire for the IDF forces fighting a few kilometers away in the eastern suburbs of Gaza.

The Hamas teams had been spotted first by IDF surveillance towers. The women soldiers operating the screens had received strict orders to constantly scan not only their sectors of responsibility across the fence in Gaza but also what the military ironically calls “the depth” - nearby Israeli territory where the infiltrators may have emerged undetected from under the ground. That was how the attackers who took out a tank and captured Gilad Shalit in June 2006 got through without being detected. That is still the vulnerable area, up close to the Israeli villages. And destroying those tunnels is a dangerous job, as seen in the deaths of three IDF paratroopers who were blown up by a Hamas booby trap while entering a tunnel entrance on Wednesday morning.

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The major financier of Hamas is Qatar ... which Israel is complaining loudly about - to the world, right now!


34 posted on 07/24/2014 7:47:04 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’ve got my support of Israel mixed up with support for Hamas

You are the one who is mixed up. Your "support" for Israel seems more to be a cover. Got family or friends in Gaza? Which side?
35 posted on 07/24/2014 7:47:22 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

Would you be talking about this “propaganda” ... LOL

Israel singles out Qatar as key Hamas terror sponsor
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3184241/posts

http://www.timesofisrael.com/as-it-battles-hamas-israel-singles-out-its-sponsor-qatar/

Gulf emirate is branded the villain behind Hamas belligerence, with PM’s former security adviser saying it funds tunnel diggers and rocket launchers.

President Shimon Peres accused Qatar on Wednesday of becoming “the world’s largest funder of terror” due to its financial support for Hamas in Gaza.

“Qatar does not have the right to send money for rockets and tunnels which are fired at innocent civilians,” the outgoing statesman told UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Jerusalem. “Their funding of terror must stop. If they want to build then they should, but they must not be allowed to destroy.”

Qatar’s recently attempted to transfer funds for the salaries of Hamas civil servants in Gaza, following the formation of a Palestinian unity government, but was blocked by the United States, which pressured the Arab Bank not to process them. But former national security adviser Maj. Gen. (res) Yaakov Amidror told The Times of Israel that the emirate’s funding for the organization’s terror apparatus, including tunnel diggers and rocket launchers, has continued unabated.

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There have been several prior articles posted on this. Turkey and Qatar have been the prime backers of Hamas, and the “other block” - who is opposing the Israel/Egypt/Jordan/Saudi Arabia block, who oppose Hamas!


36 posted on 07/24/2014 7:49:50 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
The major financier of Hamas is Qatar the UN and the US.

There. Fixed it for you. Support for Gaza IS support for Hamas.
37 posted on 07/24/2014 7:50:25 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

Perhaps you’re talking about this one ... LOL ...

Israel asks U.S. for $225 million to replace missing Iron Dome parts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3184033/posts

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.606842

Israel has requested an additional $225 million in United States funding for the production of Iron Dome components, in light of the wide-scale use of the system during Operation Protective Edge.

In a letter to the leaders of both houses of Congress on Wednesday, U. S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hegel wrote that the Department of Defense “has reviewed and supports this urgent request.”

The additional funding, if granted, will increase Iron Dome funding from the U.S. to more than half-a-billion dollars in the current financial year.

Both houses, which previously doubled the Iron Dome allocation requested by the administration, are expected to accede to the request.

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Even Obama can’t get in the way of this. Israel has strong support in Congress and on both sides of the aisle.


38 posted on 07/24/2014 7:52:10 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

Congrats. You can post articles. It is your comments that reveal what information you seem to want conveyed. If you are a supporter of Israel, you are a very confused one.


39 posted on 07/24/2014 7:54:42 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

You confuse “humanitarian aid” - which the USA sends through UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) ... with “support for Hamas”, which neither the USA or Israel does.

The Israeli Ambassador made it clear yesterday that Israel does not have a problem with the Gaza residents, but with Hamas ...

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Manor, the Israeli ambassador, vowed that Israel would “destroy” Hamas’s military infrastructure.

“However, the Gaza residents are not our enemies. Israel is fully committed to international law,” he said.

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He spoke at the UN Human Rights Council and said that.

AND ... Israel has an embargo around Gaza to stop all weapons from getting through to Hamas -BUT - Israel allows all humanitarian aid to go through their checkpoints from UNRWA - through which the USA sends its aid.

Don’t let a “little knowledge” become a dangerous thing ... LOL ... you need to get fully informed ... :-) ...


40 posted on 07/24/2014 7:55:35 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

So, are you going to answer the questions? Got family or friends in Gaza? Which side?


41 posted on 07/24/2014 7:55:36 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

United Nations to launch probe into Gaza operation [Israel and Hamas]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3184424/posts

http://www.timesofisrael.com/united-nations-to-launch-probe-into-gaza-operation/

Netanyahu calls human rights forum decision a ‘travesty’; US envoy says it lacks ‘balance’ and may undermine ceasefire efforts.

The UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a probe into the conflict in Gaza, backing calls by the Palestinians to hold Israel to account despite fierce opposition from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu’s media office slammed the decision as a “travesty” that ignored human rights violations by Hamas terrorists. “This investigation by a kangaroo court is a foregone conclusion,” his office said.

The United States was the sole member to vote against. The 17 abstentions were by the council’s European members, plus Japan and South Korea.

Manor, the Israeli ambassador, vowed that Israel would “destroy” Hamas’s military infrastructure.

“However, the Gaza residents are not our enemies. Israel is fully committed to international law,” he said.

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The USA is the ONLY MEMBER to vote against it. And furthermore, as Israel constantly states and does, it says that those Palestinians in Gaza are NOT the enemy, despite the false accusations by Israel’s enemies that they are. Israel makes it abundantly clear that it’s Hamas that they are after and NOT Palestinian civilians. As the Israeli Ambassador says, Israel abides by International Law (and thus does NOT commit war crimes)!


42 posted on 07/24/2014 7:57:25 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: Star Traveler
you need to get fully informed

You are correct, a little knowledge is dangerous thing. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet, son. So, is your source a bunch of articles, or have you actually been to Israel? Got friends or family there? Which side?

I have personal friends in the IDF in Gaza right now. I have family that has spent time in bomb shelters in Sdrot because of rockets from Gaza. I have family that has visited the so-called "UN humanitarian aid" sites in Israel and Gaza. Sorry, "humanitarian aid" through the UN and US is used for terror. Where do you think all the cement for the terror tunnels comes from?
43 posted on 07/24/2014 8:00:32 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

... LOL ... look at my Freeper page, the answer should be obvious, which is no ...

I’m a very long-time supporter of Israel, going back over 50 years, and I constantly dispel the FALSE ACCUSATIONS that Israel targets Palestinian civilians, which Israel itself constantly fights against, including just yesterday in the UN Human Rights Council, quoted above.


44 posted on 07/24/2014 8:03:14 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

If you want to post documented news articles from whatever reliable news agency you choose, in Israel or elsewhere, please do so and show where the documented information in any of these already-posted articles is incorrect. That’s what we do here on Free Republic.

We don’t depend on an “electronic personality” who could be sitting in Mama’s basement (as you very well could be) but from reliable and documented news sources. That’s the entire purpose of the “posting of articles” on Free Republic ... you see ... :-) ...


45 posted on 07/24/2014 8:09:04 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

I’ll look forward to the time you post articles without your editorial comments, promoting Hamas propaganda.


46 posted on 07/24/2014 8:22:15 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

I comment in support of what Israel itself says, and against the propaganda that Hamas disseminates, that Israel targets Palestinian civilians. Israel goes all over the world to let everyone know that the Palestinians are not their enemies, but Hamas is.

There are people who want to go against what Israel maintains and has said, and those posters (and other people) want to make the Palestinian civilians the enemy to kill or forcefully remove. Israel doesn’t do that and does not intend to do that.


47 posted on 07/24/2014 9:34:41 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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