As reported in the media, the FAA has prohibited US airlines from flying into Israel:
“WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.
The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement.
“Due to the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict in Israel and Gaza, all flight operations to/from Ben Gurion International Airport by U.S. operators are prohibited until further advised,” the FAA said in its notice to airlines. The rocket strike landed about 1 mile from the airport, the agency said.”
Clearly, such a ban is disruptive to Israel’s economy, while providing Hamas with encouragement and support. The ban could also be used to pressure Israel into accepting terms not in the best interests of the nation in negotiations with Hamas.
Because the Obama administration has a history of illegally using the power of the federal government against political opponents(IRS versus conservatives), AND because the administration often appears unfavorably disposed towards Israel, a legitimate question must be posed:
Does the FAA ban signal yet another example of blatant abuse of power by Barack Obama, this time against the Jewish state?