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  • Why the FAA banned flights to Israel

    By  Orit Arfa

    October 14, 2014 | 10:57 am

    On Sept. 11, 1969, Israeli flying ace Giora Romm parachuted into the Nile Delta, badly wounded. Months later, he became the first Israeli prisoner of war in Egypt whose life was spared by a POW exchange between the two countries. Romm recounted his tale of captivity and heroic...

  • Cruz lifts hold on State nominees prompted by FAA ban

    July 28, 2014 | 6:27 pm

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) lifted his hold on State Department nominees after the Federal Aviation Agency explained to him its reasons for a 36-hour ban on flights to Tel Aviv.

    “I appreciate the FAA’s efforts to respond to my questions, and so I have lifted my hold on State...

  • Obama defends FAA’s ban on flights to Israel [VIDEO]

    July 24, 2014 | 9:44 pm

    The FAA lifted its ban on flights to Israel late Wednesday. But on Thursday President Obama was still facing questions on the issue. Check out his comments to CNBC:

  • FAA, reviewing Israeli measures, lifts flight ban

    July 23, 2014 | 9:56 pm

    The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on flights to Israel after reviewing Israeli measures to keep flights safe from rockets.

    “Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully...

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  • Villaraigosa to FAA: Reverse ban on Ben Gurion flights

    July 23, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to rescind its ban on U.S. airline carriers flying to and from Ben Gurion Airport in Israel.

    "Having recently returned from Israel," Villaraigosa said in a statement on July 23 to the...

  • FAA extends Ben Gurion Airport ban another 24 hours

    July 23, 2014 | 1:33 pm

    The Federal Aviation Administration extended for another day its ban on flights to Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv.

    The U.S. agency said, however, that it had received “significant new information” from Israel that could influence its decision.

    “The agency is...

  • Netanyahu asks Kerry to help resume U.S. flights to Israel

    July 22, 2014 | 5:24 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday to help restore U.S. commercial flights to Israel that had been canceled over the Gaza fighting, an Israeli official said.

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a 24-hour...

  • Delta grounds flights to Israel, diverts plane to Paris

    July 22, 2014 | 9:55 am

    Delta Airlines suspended flights into Tel Aviv until further notice and diverted a flight on its way there due to rocket fire from Gaza.

    The flight en route from New York’s Kennedy Airport was sent to Paris on Tuesday after a rocket fired from Gaza struck and destroyed a home in...

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