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Flights between Israel and U.S. delayed due to Sandy

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Posted on Oct. 30, 2012 at 9:11 am

U.S. Airways baggage terminals are covered in plastic to shield them from Sandy at the Philadelphia Airport in Philadelphia, Penn., on Oct. 29. All arrivals and departures from the airport were cancelled as a result of the storm. Photo by Tim Shaffer/Reuters

U.S. Airways baggage terminals are covered in plastic to shield them from Sandy at the Philadelphia Airport in Philadelphia, Penn., on Oct. 29. All arrivals and departures from the airport were cancelled as a result of the storm. Photo by Tim Shaffer/Reuters

Flights between Israel and the United States continue to be delayed as superstorm Sandy continues to batter America's northeast coast.

Thousands of Israeli airline passengers had their flights to the United States canceled on Monday and Tuesday.

Israelis trying to get home remained stranded in New York, New Jersey and the D.C. area as well.

In all  more than 14,000 flights reportedly have been canceled due to Sandy.

Passengers will be able to take a different flight or get their money back under a new law on flight delays.

Ynet reported on Jacob, a young religious resident of Jerusalem, whose wedding is scheduled for Thursday in New York.  Flights from Tel Aviv to the East Coast for Jacob and 30 of his family members have been  delayed since Sunday. The groom and his family are concerned that the wedding may not take place on the scheduled day.

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