They took everything, Bruce. My father, my friends, my life, you. I’m not saying it’s right, or even sane but it’s all I have left! So either help me, or get out of the way! -Andrea Beaumont Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Middle East history is usually not something that your average American learns in school, and when it is taught, it’s usually not taught very well. Luckily, Bill Whittle is here for a little history lesson on Israel and why the nation has the borders it has now.
After much outcry, and Ted Cruz threatening to hold all State Department nominees until the Obama administration explained the FAA’s decision, the FAA has relented and resumed allowing flights to Israel.
A ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel because of the fighting in Gaza was lifted late Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The ban, put in place on Tuesday after a rocket struck a mile from the Tel Aviv airport, sent thousands of fliers scrambling to change their plans. The FAA extended the ban for another 24 hours on Wednesday, and several European carriers also extended their bans. But US Airways/American Airlines had said Wednesday that it would resume service on Thursday, pending FAA approval.
The FAA said it made the decision to end the ban after assessing security in Israel and reviewing measures the Israeli government was taking to mitigate risks to civilian aircraft. But the ban was heavily criticized by some who saw it as a slap against Israel, which the administration denied.