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US and Europe lifts ban on flights to Ben-Gurion,
Hamas responds by targeting Tel Aviv after overnight lull

The FAA says in a statement that it is ending the ban on flight to Israel’s Ben-Gurion airport after reviewing the security situation with US government officials, but indicates it can still reinstate the ban.

“Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation,” the agency writes. “The agency will continue to closely monitor the very fluid situation around Ben Gurion Airport and will take additional actions, as necessary.”

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Barack Obama using FAA in ‘economic boycott of Israel’

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Grounded flights but soaring morale

Live Blog:
Israel's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

An Iron Dome Missile Defense battery set up near the southern Israeli town of Ashdod
fires an intercepting missile on July 16, 2014 (photo: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

French Foreign minister Laurent Fabius arrived in Israel Saturday evening and met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

"I don't think the international community should create any kind of symmetry between a democracy legitimately acting in its own self-defense trying to avoid civilian casualties and a terrorist organization that deliberately targets millions of innocent civilians," Netanyahu told Fabius.

Congressman Gohmert:
A friend will not put another friend in this kind of jeopardy: Cut off aide to PA/Hamas and it is time to bomb Iran's nuclear capability, if we aren't going to stop Iran's nukes, let Israel do it

IDF campaign shows rockets in schools and hospitals

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit has ramped up its efforts to rebuff the criticism of Israel and present Hamas as a group which uses innocent civilians as human shields. On Monday afternoon the IDF publishes visuals displaying rocket launchers placed at a number of civilian sites, like playgrounds, schools, and hospitals.

Ukraine Says Two Jets Downed By Missiles Fired From Russia

Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down today according to Ukrainian defense officials who charged that they were downed by missiles fired from the Russian side of the border.

The planes, identified as Sukhoi SU-25 fighter jets, were hit in the Donetsk region of the country not far from where the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was knocked out of the sky last week. It is also where Ukrainian forces are battling separatist rebels outside the city of Donetsk, one of the last separatist strongholds.

The fate of the planes' pilots was not immediately known.

It happened at 12:30 p.m. Ukraine time (5:30 a.m. ET) while the planes were flying at roughly 6,000 feet, said a spokesperson for the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council.


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