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Exemptions committee to Israel’s travel ban starts operating

A committee discussing potential exemptions to Israel’s current near-total ban on incoming and outgoing international flights starts its operations, with the public able to file requests through the Regional Cooperation Ministry website [Hebrew].

The government approves Regional Cooperation Minister Ofir Akunis’s authority to pick the committee chairman, and Akunis selects his ministry’s deputy director-general Hashem Hussein to fill the role.

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