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FAA Ban on Flights to Israel ‘Worse than BDS’

The FAA's standards for determining whether a U.S. flag carrier can fly to every other spot in the world are apparently different from -- and more accommodating to travel than -- the standard the United States has applied to Israel for the last 48 hours.
U.S. President Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama
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Dyer’s conclusion, one held by many who may not be saying it out loud, or in mixed company, is that the FAA ban is “clearly political.” She went so far as to say that the flight ban is worse than an economic boycott because those only target specific products. What the FAA has done is, essentially, created an economic ban on a whole country: Israel.

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.


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40 Responses to “FAA Ban on Flights to Israel ‘Worse than BDS’”

  1. Mike Burke says:

    It rewards terrorism.

  2. Knate Stahl says:

    Obama has shown he supports the Hamas terrorists and supports Hamas’s aim to destroy the state of Israel.

  3. Better then whining when a plane is shot down -

  4. Lisa Zweigle says:

    To prevent Jews from fleeing back to Israel…

  5. Uzi Kattan says:

    Cheap shot at Israel.

  6. David Cohen says:

    Lisa Zweigle, they can take El Al. They have better security and the money goes to Israel.

  7. British Airways is still flying. We should thank them.

  8. Sherry Perry says:

    BECAUSE HE HATES ISRAEL AS MUCH AS HE HATES AMERICA. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO SEE AND NOW HE IS USING THE FAA TO RUIN ISRAEL. BUT KERRY CAN FLY AN AMERICAN PLANE SO IT HAS GOT TO STOP HE HAS GOT TO BE STOPPED PERIOD. LEAVE ISRAEL ALONE THEY HAVE NO ONE AND THEY ARE DOING WHAT THEY KNOW IS RIGHT AND FIND THOSE TUNNELS AND AMMO GOD BLESS ISRAEL. AMEN

  9. Sherry Perry says:

    BECAUSE HE HATES ISRAEL AS MUCH AS HE HATES AMERICA. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO SEE AND NOW HE IS USING THE FAA TO RUIN ISRAEL. BUT KERRY CAN FLY AN AMERICAN PLANE SO IT HAS GOT TO STOP HE HAS GOT TO BE STOPPED PERIOD. LEAVE ISRAEL ALONE THEY HAVE NO ONE AND THEY ARE DOING WHAT THEY KNOW IS RIGHT AND FIND THOSE TUNNELS AND AMMO GOD BLESS ISRAEL. AMEN

  10. Lina Soifer says:

    Fly EL AL, even after the ban is lifted. Take a stand, besides it’s the safest airline in the world!

  11. Lina Soifer says:

    Fly EL AL, even after the ban is lifted. Take a stand, besides it’s the safest airline in the world!

  12. Islam is not a religion. It is the world’s biggest death cult!

  13. Islam is not a religion. It is the world’s biggest death cult!

  14. Islam is not a religion. It is the world’s biggest death cult!

  15. Sobriety Jon says:

    Prophet Mohammed is swimming in the lake of fire

  16. Sobriety Jon says:

    Prophet Mohammed is swimming in the lake of fire

  17. Sobriety Jon says:

    Islam is the true face of satanism not even illuminati

  18. Patti Smart says:

    Obama want to help Hamas any way possible.

  19. Patti Smart says:

    Obama want to help Hamas any way possible.

  20. This is not at all good.

  21. This is not at all good.

  22. Stupid anti-semitic people.

  23. Stupid anti-semitic people.

  24. Stupid anti-semitic people.

  25. Obomba you evil SWINE

  26. Leo Nathan says:

    Obama who are you spporting, It is clear YOu are with HAMAS.

  27. Lina Soifer says:

    Just so u know. I don’t hate you like you hate me. But it was an accidental request don’t worry.

  28. That **** in White House is a disaster

  29. Rite on Richard Advincula democratic party wishes to kill each and everyone of us

  30. Lina Soifer you scared the pee pee out of him he did not want to get his butt kicked by another woman specially by a woman who didn’t cover her face

  31. Eti Nemes says:

    I alway like to fly with elal they are the best

  32. Good Job American you vote Him

  33. A warning about ‘so called’ allies for the future. Americans like to help if you only do as they say, democracy?

  34. Islam is a political religion to control his Nation and to have a vision to conguer the whole world thats why womans are not allowed to marry anybody, except only if you are a muslim also.. and one is, if they want to marry, they have to buy it..

  35. Lynne Horner says:

    This P.Obama is so arrogant He believes he is above God.

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