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BREAKING: FAA Extends Ban on US Flights to Israel

US extends ban on flights to Israel despite lack of such precaution in similar or worse situations.
Ben Gurion Airport

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The United States Federal Aviation Authority has just extended the ban on U.S. flights to Israel.

The ban is extended for another 24 hours, and the FAA statement says the Administration is “working closely with the Government of Israel to review the significant new information they have provided and determine whether potential risks to U.S. civil aviation are mitigated” so the agency can determine when and whether to cancel the ban.

Meanwhile, several European airlines have resumed flights to Israel.

As the FAA noted, that agency has no control over any non-U.S. airlines. Several airlines, including, of course, El Al, did not cancel any flights.

The text of the NOTAM reads:

 

FDC 4/4226 – SECURITY ISRAEL  POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUSSITUATION –ISRAEL AIRSPACE

THIS NOTAM REPLACES NOTAM 4/3630 TO UPDATE EFFECTIVE TIME.

DUE TO THE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION CREATED BY THE ARMED

CONFLICT IN ISRAEL AND GAZA, ALL FLIGHT OPERATIONS TO/FROM BEN GURION

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LLBG) BY U.S. OPERATORS ARE PROHIBITED FOR UP

TO 24 HOURS.

A. APPLICABILITY.  THIS NOTAM APPLIES TO ALL U.S. AIR CARRIERS OR

COMMERCIAL OPERATORS, ALL PERSONS EXERCISING THE PRIVILEGES OF AN

AIRMAN CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE FAA EXCEPT SUCH PERSONS OPERATING

U.S.-REGISTERED AIRCRAFT FOR A FOREIGN AIR CARRIER, AND ALL OPERATORS

OF AIRCRAFT REGISTERED IN THE UNITED STATES EXCEPT WHERE THE

OPERATOR OF SUCH AIRCRAFT IS A FOREIGN AIR CARRIER.

B. PERMITTED OPERATIONS.  THIS NOTAM DOES NOT PROHIBIT PERSONS

DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A FROM CONDUCTING FLIGHT OPERATIONS WITHIN THE

TERRITORY AND AIRSPACE OF ISRAEL WHEN SUCH OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED

EITHER BY ANOTHER AGENCY OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WITH THE

END PART 1 OF 2. 23 JUL 16:15 2014 UNTIL 24 JUL 16:15 2014 ESTIMATED. CREATED:

23 JUL 16:12 2014

FDC 4/4226 – SECURITYAPPROVAL OF THE FAA OR BY A DEVIATION, EXEMPTION, OR OTHERAUTHORIZATION ISSUED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR.  OPERATORS SHOULD CALL THE

DOMESTIC EVENTS NETWORK (DEN) AT 202-493-5107 FOR AUTHORIZATION.

C. EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.  IN AN EMERGENCY THAT REQUIRES IMMEDIATE

DECISION AND ACTION FOR THE SAFETY OF THE FLIGHT, THE PILOT IN

COMMAND OF AN AIRCRAFT MAY DEVIATE FROM THIS NOTAM TO THE EXTENT

REQUIRED BY THAT EMERGENCY.

THIS NOTAM WILL BE UPDATED WITHIN 24 HOURS.  OPERATORS SHOULD

CONTINUE TO MONITOR U.S. NOTAMS FOR CHANGES OR UPDATES.

END PART 2 OF 2. 23 JUL 16:15 2014 UNTIL 24 JUL 16:15 2014 ESTIMATED. CREATED:

23 JUL 16:12 2014

 

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


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44 Responses to “BREAKING: FAA Extends Ban on US Flights to Israel”

  1. Richard Fox says:

    are you more concerned about how this reflects on israel and israeli policy than you are about possible real dangers for airborne travelers? where are your priorities?

  2. San Tito says:

    sounds like an economic sanction to me.

  3. Dan Summer says:

    Impeach Obama the traitor! Ashamed to be an American today!

  4. Dan Summer says:

    Obama unfit to hold office! Even his own secret service staff agrees.. Disgraceful!

  5. …very probably is hidden boycott of obama team!

  6. …very probably is hidden boycott of obama team!

  7. Won’t work….God has it all under control…..

  8. Sounds like underhanded sneaky Kenyan Muslim sanctions to me.

  9. Knate Stahl says:

    Obama’s economic sanctions to punish Israel. Disgusting favoritism, in my mind, for the agenda of the terrorists.

  10. Knate Stahl says:

    Obama’s economic sanctions to punish Israel. Disgusting favoritism, in my mind, for the agenda of the terrorists.

  11. Dan, if there are legal grounds to impeach, I’m all for it!

  12. Dan, if there are legal grounds to impeach, I’m all for it!

  13. Rick Lutes says:

    One wonders if the FAA was ordered to ban flights to Israel by the anti-Israel Obama Administration out of safety or an attempt to punish Israel, again.

  14. Rick Lutes says:

    One wonders if the FAA was ordered to ban flights to Israel by the anti-Israel Obama Administration out of safety or an attempt to punish Israel, again.

  15. Uzi Kattan says:

    Obama siding with his Islamic brothers.

  16. Uzi Kattan says:

    Obama siding with his Islamic brothers.

  17. Izik Izik says:

    dont worry the almighty is returning the favor by setting half of this country on fire , and the other half into tornado ally and most parts under water. so equally U. S is getting it a million times worse from the creator; further more the orange and orange juice business has dropped by over 32% which is killing the U.S major fruit produce . They cant fight our GD.

  18. Izik Izik says:

    dont worry the almighty is returning the favor by setting half of this country on fire , and the other half into tornado ally and most parts under water. so equally U. S is getting it a million times worse from the creator; further more the orange and orange juice business has dropped by over 32% which is killing the U.S major fruit produce . They cant fight our GD.

  19. yet Johnny Kerry flys in anyway… ground him there.

  20. yet Johnny Kerry flys in anyway… ground him there.

  21. Yaakov Nurik says:

    Obama pressures Israel, what a shock.

  22. Did Kerry go by boat then?

  23. Did Kerry go by boat then?

  24. Nilda Perez says:

    PRAY FOR ISRAEL….PLEASE GOD TAKE COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE SITUATION AGAINST YOUR PEOPLE ISRAEL!!!

  25. SHi## heads! Pawns of OBAMA and the MB

  26. Champ Styles says:

    So we can support Neo Nazis and will go to lengths to help out certain perverse communities but yet Israel, the epitome of all that is good is now being boycotted? You have got to be kidding me, we in America will release terrorists convicts. I am disgusted with what this nation has become.

  27. Champ Styles says:

    So we can support Neo Nazis and will go to lengths to help out certain perverse communities but yet Israel, the epitome of all that is good is now being boycotted? You have got to be kidding me, we in America will release terrorists convicts. I am disgusted with what this nation has become.

  28. Champ Styles says:

    Richard does have a very good point there. It’s just on our part we feel with Obama there are so many tally marks against Israel that it almost in some aspects if not most this feels almost too convenient. But on this one, I think Richard is right

  29. R.d. Morgan says:

    Politics me thinks

  30. So how did Bloomberg get there? A private plane I suppose.

  31. David Cohen says:

    Sam Crow, another Anti-Semitic liar. Only correct on the first point. Getting information from Stowmfront or a Terrorist supporters website. May.

  32. I say screw the US officials

  33. shame on us. I would fly there if I had the money.

  34. shame on us. I would fly there if I had the money.

  35. Zvi Fink says:

    No UN or other food supply trucks should be allowed to approach within 20 kilometers of Gaza because of falling rockets. The FAA has established the principle

  36. From now on I’ll fly El Al.

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