Why I Flew to Israel

Former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg writes that the FAA has succeeded only in emboldening Hamas by banning U.S. airlines from flying to Ben-Gurion airport in Tel Aviv.
The best protected airport in the world.

Just hours after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration prohibited domestic airlines from flying to Israel this week, I boarded an El Al flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv to express solidarity with the Israeli people and show the world that Israel’s airports remain open and safe.

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