The FAA has finally lifted its controversial travel ban to Tel Aviv, Israel.
Many conservatives (and other Israeli supporters) wondered why the FAA had initiated the ban in the first place, as the FAA seemed hesitant to give reasonable excuses.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has even promised to hold up confirmation hearings until the FAA gave a reasonable explanation for their decision butthe last straw seemed to come when former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew to Tel Aviv on El Al to prove the safety of the airport.
The FAA has finally folded – after 32 hours they’ve lifted the travel ban…
The Federal Aviation Administration announced late Wednesday that it had lifted the restriction prohibiting U.S. airlines from flying into and out of Israel’s main airport in Tel Aviv.
In a statement, the FAA said that the Notice to Airmen restricting flights into Ben Gurion Airport officially expired at 11:45 p.m. Eastern Time Wednesday.
The agency had instituted the prohibition shortly after noon Eastern Time Tuesday in response to a report that a rocket fired by Hamas had landed less than a mile from the airport. The restriction was renewed earlier Wednesday.