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This report was filed from New York prior to the start of the holy Sabbath.

Chicago-based United Airlines will launch the first-ever direct Tel Aviv-Washington DC route next year, it was announced Thursday.

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“United Airlines today announced it will begin its 20th year of service to Israel with a new nonstop flight between its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport,” the airline said in a statement.

United operates two daily flights to Israel from Newark Airport in New Jersey, and one from San Francisco, California.

The first flight will take off on May 22, 2019.

This report was filed from New York prior to the start of the holy Sabbath.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.