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Topic - Israel
The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.
A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Israel does airport security "very, very well" and that he hopes American airlines will be back flying into the country soon.
It hasn't been a good news cycle for the aviation business — a commercial plane shot down over Ukraine, the closure of Israel's main airport over terrorism fears and Wednesday's deadly crash of another plane in East Asia — but the travel-by-air business is not likely to see an economic crash landing.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.
You can yell all you want about the “Israel military offensive” and the fact that their weapons work better, but if the Palestinians didn’t want war, they wouldn’t start one - nearly every summer.
There are a lot of different perspectives on the military conflict between Israel and Hamas, but Alexander Gerst has one that is truly unique: He's watching it all unfold from the International Space Station.
Over the past few weeks of escalated violence between Israel and Hamas, several ceasefire plans emerged in an effort to end the hostilities. Hamas, however, has made the reopening of the Rafah border crossing a high priority for any ceasefire arrangement.
Hamas rejected Secretary of State John F. Kerry's call for a cease-fire amid concerns that an agreement won't be reached before other parties are drawn into its conflict with Israel.
The Wikipedia page for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was revised on Tuesday with all biographical information removed and replaced with a large, single Palestinian flag.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the Federal Aviation Administration can ban all it wants — he's still flying to Israel.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that Israel has not lost its moral authority in the ongoing conflict in Gaza but that she hopes the fighting can be stopped.
Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, said Tuesday that Israel's military objectives in the conflict in Gaza notwithstanding, the country needs to be aware that rising civilian casualties could simply serve the long-term interests of Hamas as a recruitment tool.
Earlier this week, an estimated 20,000 Israelis gathered in Haifa for the funeral of a 21-year-old from South Padre Island, Texas, who had come to Israel, joined the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), and died in fierce fighting in Gaza.
A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on all flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine.