23 July 2014
The FAA announced Tuesday its decision to prohibit U.S. airlines from flying into Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport. The FAA’s move was prompted by the chance that air travelers could again become casualties of war. Every U.S. airline has been instructed not fly into Israel’s biggest city for the next 24 hours, something the FAA hasn’t done in more than 20 years. The move came after a rocket landed early Tuesday less than a mile from Ben Gurion Airport in a very close call. So close, in fact, that a Delta flight headed from New York to Tel Aviv was rerouted to Paris mid-flight. Israel disagrees with the move and Prime Minister Netanyahu asked Secretary Kerry to help lift the flight ban. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)
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