Skip to comments.Breaking: FAA Lifts Ban on Flights to Israel
Posted on 07/23/2014 10:38:02 PM PDT by Nachum
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. "The FAA has lifted its restrictions on US airline flights into and out of Israel´s Ben Gurion Airport by canceling a Notice to Airmen it renewed earlier today," (Snip) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued its ban on Tuesday after a rocket fell on a neighborhood to the north of Ben Gurion, raising fears that a commercial flight could be struck. But US Secretary State John Kerry did land in Israel, and the State Department said that his team
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FAA Lifts Ban on Flights to Israel
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.
This was nothing but more Obama pressure to punish Israel and reward his Muslim Brotherhood murderer buddies. The man is pure evil.
Methinks Mossad let it be known they will dump what they have on Dear Leader if he did not show mre “flexibility”
Cruz did it.
Yes, it was Cruz, but it is too bad that European countries followed the US lead before the ban was lifted. Code Pink was over there stirring up their usual pro-Hamas trouble.
Some of the truth tellers like Andrew McCarthy and Judge Mukasey have helped, also.
Read McCarthy’s article on National Review:http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/383478/will-obama-snatch-defeat-jaws-victory-over-hamas-andrew-c-mccarthy
Yes, they were definitely afraid of a further increase in the credibility that Ted Cruz is building with Americans in general and with the Republican base in particular.
They were cutting their losses that came from their stupid decision to forbid flights.
Cruz, opened his mouth and gee now it’s safe to land in Israel.