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US and European Flights to Israel Cancelled Due to Rockets

Israel's Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz called on the airlines to reverse their decision, insisting the Ben-Gurion Airport is safe and completely guarded and saying there is no reason to "hand terror a prize," by halting the flights.

Newly completed control tower at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. June 2, 2014

Newly completed control tower at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. June 2, 2014
Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

Delta Airlines and US Airways temporarily suspended flights to and from Israel on Tuesday, July 22 after a rocket fired by Gazan terrorists landed in the Israeli city of Yahud, which is 6 miles from Ben Gurion Airport. One Israeli was injured by that rocket attack.

Delta Flight #468 which was on its way to Tel Aviv from New York with 273 passengers turned around over the Mediterranean and flew instead to Paris. Delta announced the suspension of service to Tel Aviv with a statement on its website.

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Following those cancellations, other airlines, both in the United States and abroad also suspended flights to Ben Gurion Airport. Among the other airlines grounding Israel-destination flights are Air France, SwissAir, Germany’s Lufthansa and the Netherlands KLM.

In response to the cancellations, Israel’s Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz called on the airlines to reverse their decision, insisting the Ben-Gurion Airport is safe and completely guarded and saying there is no reason to “hand terror a prize,” by halting the flights.

Instead, the U.S.’s Federal Aviation Agency banned all flights to Ben Gurion Airport for the next 24 hours.

UPDATE: Of course the ban does not apply to Israel’s airline, El Al. That airline has no intention of cancelling flights. “There is no chance we will stop operations,” an El Al spokesman told the Jerusalem Post.

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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63 Responses to “US and European Flights to Israel Cancelled Due to Rockets”

  1. What would you expect from the Federal Aviation Agency…

  2. What would you expect from the Federal Aviation Agency…

  3. What would you expect from the Federal Aviation Agency…

  4. since obama gave both sources of hamas rockets more US$ I’m not surprised … but don’t think that Israel is being cut off from the world … GOD’S help is more important than having every country on earth helping you …

  5. since obama gave both sources of hamas rockets more US$ I’m not surprised … but don’t think that Israel is being cut off from the world … GOD’S help is more important than having every country on earth helping you …

  6. since obama gave both sources of hamas rockets more US$ I’m not surprised … but don’t think that Israel is being cut off from the world … GOD’S help is more important than having every country on earth helping you …

  7. And, Obama plays more and more golf.

  8. And, Obama plays more and more golf.

  9. And, Obama plays more and more golf.

  10. Norma Biblow says:

    Delta Airlines started this tumult, then the US government issue a warning traveling to Israel and finally the FAA decided to cancel all flights then the EU for 24 hours.

  11. Norma Biblow says:

    Delta Airlines started this tumult, then the US government issue a warning traveling to Israel and finally the FAA decided to cancel all flights then the EU for 24 hours.

  12. Norma Biblow says:

    Delta Airlines started this tumult, then the US government issue a warning traveling to Israel and finally the FAA decided to cancel all flights then the EU for 24 hours.

  13. Of course. Its a crude form of BDS

  14. If I have vacation time I would go to Israel right know.

  15. If I have vacation time I would go to Israel right know.

  16. If I have vacation time I would go to Israel right know.

  17. Marie Parker says:

    We can send donations.

  18. Mel Wilde says:

    Or due to President Obama’s machinations.

  19. Why does this surprise any of us? It just makes me sick. We are alone in the world and need to remain strong and focused

  20. Why does this surprise any of us? It just makes me sick. We are alone in the world and need to remain strong and focused

  21. Why does this surprise any of us? It just makes me sick. We are alone in the world and need to remain strong and focused

  22. Get a backbone !!!!

  23. Get a backbone !!!!

  24. Get a backbone !!!!

  25. The market should drive the business, not politics.

  26. Guatemala is praying for you Israel.

  27. Guatemala is praying for you Israel.

  28. Elise, please don’t feel alone. Every evangelical Christian in the world stands firmly for Israel and G- ds Word states that you will prevail!!!!

  29. Elise, please don’t feel alone. Every evangelical Christian in the world stands firmly for Israel and G- ds Word states that you will prevail!!!!

  30. Elise, please don’t feel alone. Every evangelical Christian in the world stands firmly for Israel and G- ds Word states that you will prevail!!!!

  31. Yes, it fuels their terrorist mentality believing they’ve caused people ‘fear’ them. Fuel to their fire!

  32. Yes, it fuels their terrorist mentality believing they’ve caused people ‘fear’ them. Fuel to their fire!

  33. I would go and put on a uniform and fight!

  34. I would go and put on a uniform and fight!

  35. I would go and put on a uniform and fight!

  36. I wish Christians …†… everywhere would remember ~ that within each and every one of us, beats the <3 of a Jew! – Rosanne Caddell

  37. I wish Christians …†… everywhere would remember ~ that within each and every one of us, beats the <3 of a Jew! – Rosanne Caddell

  38. I wish Christians …†… everywhere would remember ~ that within each and every one of us, beats the <3 of a Jew! – Rosanne Caddell

  39. I am on unemployment in states and I can’t find work. Maybe what I should do. Maybe all us could plan a trip and volunteer in Israel.I feel helpless here in the states.

  40. I am on unemployment in states and I can’t find work. Maybe what I should do. Maybe all us could plan a trip and volunteer in Israel.I feel helpless here in the states.

  41. I am on unemployment in states and I can’t find work. Maybe what I should do. Maybe all us could plan a trip and volunteer in Israel.I feel helpless here in the states.

  42. Peggy Green says:

    Message to Prime Minister – do as I say or we will punish you. I have no doubt that this President is not above stopping all air traffic to get his way. Sanctions on Israel???????

  43. Peggy Green says:

    Message to Prime Minister – do as I say or we will punish you. I have no doubt that this President is not above stopping all air traffic to get his way. Sanctions on Israel???????

  44. Exactly. Praying for Israel and Jerusalem

  45. Exactly. Praying for Israel and Jerusalem

  46. Exactly. Praying for Israel and Jerusalem

  47. Remember, folks, that the FAA is part of the Obama regime.

  48. Remember, folks, that the FAA is part of the Obama regime.

  49. Remember, folks, that the FAA is part of the Obama regime.

  50. Paula Martin says:

    Its understandable, especially after what happened with a passenger jetliner…

  51. FAA sealed Hamas’ fate. Now Israel knows Hamas’s must be crushed once and for all. no other options left on the table anymore.

  52. You and me both, sister.

  53. This could backfire for these carriers. Israel has one of the finest airlines on the planet and they aren’t cowards or terrorist sympathizers. People should remember these scoundrels when it’s all over.

  54. Keep rocking israel my prayer is God sends warring angels ahead of you

  55. another way to UNDERMINE Israel.

  56. another way to UNDERMINE Israel.

  57. another way to UNDERMINE Israel.

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