Theodore's World: Ted Cruz Slams Obama For Using FAA To Launch “Economic Boycott” Of Israel

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July 24, 2014

Ted Cruz Slams Obama For Using FAA To Launch “Economic Boycott” Of Israel

Ted Cruz Slams Obama For Using FAA To Launch “Economic Boycott” Of Israel

he Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday extended its prohibition on U.S. flights to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport for up to an additional 24 hours, following the ban it announced Tuesday.

The FAA announcement drew immediate criticism from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who said in statement, “President Obama has just used a federal regulatory agency to launch an economic boycott on Israel, in order to try to force our ally to comply with his foreign-policy demands.”

The agency said it is “working closely with the Government of Israel to review the significant new information they have provided and determine whether potential risks to U.S. civil aviation are mitigated so the agency can resolve concerns as quickly as possible.”

The FAA imposed its ban after a rocket landed about a mile from the airport Tuesday as intense fighting continued between Israel and Hamas.

Cruz said “no one wants to place civilian travelers in harm’s way,” especially in light of last week’s downing of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine. But he asked whether the FAA’s announcement was in fact “a political decision driven by the White House.”

The Texas Republican, a potential contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said that tourism is an $11 billion industry for Israel.

“This FAA flight ban may well represent a crippling blow to a key economic sector [in Israel] through both security concerns and worries that additional bans will down more flights and strand more passengers,” Cruz said. “It hardly matters if or when the ban is lifted. At this point, the damage may already be done.”

He asked, “If the FAA’s decision was based on airline safety, why was Israel singled out, when flights are still permitted into Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen?”

Wild Thing's comment.............

So glad Ted Cruz spoke up about this.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 24, 2014 12:45 AM


If Hamass shot down a civilian airliner, the news media would find a way to blame it on Israel.

Posted by: BobF at July 24, 2014 07:14 AM

King David's children of GOD won't be $queezed by the allies of Hamas: Uncle Sam & the UN!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at July 24, 2014 08:37 AM

obama is going to do and use everything in his power to harm Israel. It is especially helpful to him if it can seem like someone elses decision. Like the FAA's. obama has a whole administration full of communists, muslims, thugs and Israel haters. They are also America haters. Putin could not hope for a better group to work his goals.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at July 24, 2014 12:41 PM

PS: Putin and Netanyahu would mop the floor with ObaMao! Putin's popularity in Russia is 85%...
WE are only 238 year's old as a nation formerly UNDER GOD?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at July 25, 2014 08:10 AM