Michael Bloomberg Flying to Israel to Protest Flight Restrictions

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday he will be flying to Tel Aviv to protest the recent flight restrictions and show it’s safe to fly in and out of Israel

“The flight restrictions are a mistake that hands Hamas an undeserved victory and should be lifted immediately. I strongly urge the FAA to reverse course and permit US airlines to fly to Israel,” Bloomberg wrote in a statement

This evening I will be flying on El Al to Tel Aviv to demonstrate that it is safe to fly in and out of Israel http://t.co/PidYBeCk9U

— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) July 23, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. carriers from flying to or from the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv Tuesday. The ban came after a rocket fired from Gaza exploded near the airport on that day, prompting several U.S. airlines, including Delta, US Airways and United, to cancel their flights to Israel Read more…

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