FAA Orders American Airlines To Stop Flying To Israel

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Zechariah 12:3 “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”

Editor's Note: Jim Bakker teaches to watch Israel closely because it is the prophetic timeclock for the unfolding of Last Days events. In Matthew 24, Israel is the fig tree that the Lord told His people to observe to understand the times. It is like a barometer of what is happening in the nations.

Every American airline company was banned from flying into Israel’s main airport because of a Hamas rocket that fell near the airport grounds.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued the edict around noon Tuesday, leaving thousands of Americans and Israelis unable to travel to the Holy Land.

“At 12:15 EDT on July 22, 2014, the FAA issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) informing U.S. airlines that they are prohibited from flying to or from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport for a period of up to 24 hours,” read the alert posted on the FAA website. “The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile from Ben Gurion International Airport on the morning of July 22, 2014. The NOTAM applies only to U.S. operators, and has no authority over foreign airlines operating to or from the airport.”

Strangely, edicts like this have not been issued for ongoing war zones such as Syria or Iraq.

Over 160 flights were cancelled into Ben Gurion Airport.

German airline Lufthansa announced they would be cancelling flights into the airport for at least two days after the FAA’s order.

One thought on “FAA Orders American Airlines To Stop Flying To Israel

  1. Not sure how accurate the rockets aims are. The airport has always been vulnerable I believe. There were scares in ’09 when we were there…as the runways are so close to other areas, they haven’t got a lot of room there. Don’t think this was a good move….Air Canada did the same thing. Do they think that in a 24-48 hr period the risk would be less?….it’s sending out a strange message and yes it’s strange that other places haven’t had the same bans.

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