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Bloomberg flies to Israel despite FAA ban

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 00:40

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg flies to Tel Aviv despite FAA ban restricting U.S. airlines to fly to Israel. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Despite the Federal Aviation Administration's 24-hour ban restricting U.S. airlines to fly to Israel, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a flight on the Israeli airline El Al to Tel Aviv Tuesday night. Bloomberg says the FAA should lift its ban and allow U.S. carriers to fly to Israel. Arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Bloomberg said flying to Israel remains safe. "I'm not trying to prove anything. I'm just trying to show that it's safe and it's a great place to visit and Israel has a right to protect its people and they're doing exactly what they should be doing," said Bloomberg. The U.S. imposed the flight ban Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

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Bloomberg flies to Israel despite FAA ban

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 00:40