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Ex-NYC mayor flies to Tel Aviv in solidarity with Israel

After the FAA barred US airlines from flying to Israel, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announces he will be flying to Israel on El Al to demonstrate it’s safe to do so, and in solidarity with the people of Israel.

“Ben Gurion is the best protected airport in the world and El Al flights have been regularly flying in and out of it safely,” says Bloomberg in a statement. “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.”

Michael Bloomberg at a press conference in Jerusalem May 22 (photo credit: Avshalom Sassoni)
Michael Bloomberg at a press conference in Jerusalem May 22 (photo credit: Avshalom Sassoni)
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