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Passengers seen at the check-in counters as Ben Gurion International Airport gradually resumes operations

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced Israel will open its skies, and its tourism to visitors from Greece and Cyprus.

Netanyahu made the announcement in a joint news conference together with visiting Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis who is in the Jewish State for a single day series of G2G meetings.

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“We are talking here about a target date of 1 August for opening the skies to the destinations of Greece and Cyprus,” Netanyahu told reporters.

“This also depends on what happens with the corona pandemic but if the numbers allow it, this is the target gate for opening the skies. This is very important news,” he said.

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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.