By Dom Giordano
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dom Giordano spoke with the United States Ambassador to Israel, Ron Dermer, about the FAA’s decision to cancel flights to Tel Aviv airport for two days amidst the fighting between the Israeli Defense Force and Hamas in Gaza.
Despite accusations from politicians, Dermer does not believe the FAA acted with anything but the best intentions.
“I don’t think there was any politics behind the decision making. I just think tensions are high because of what happened in Ukraine. The fact that a rocket landed within a mile away from the external perimeter of the airport, that this had set off some sort of red lights and I understand it was an internal procedural decision that automatically did it for 24 hours. I’m glad that the FAA has lifted that and American aircraft will continue to fly.”
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