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July 23rd, 2014
09:08 PM ET

McCaul: FAA "did the right thing" in banning flights to and from Israel

The United States government is extending its ban on all flights to and from Israel's main airport in Tel Aviv.

Officials say there's still a threat after a rocket launched by Hamas in Gaza struck just a mile away from Ben Gurion Airport.

But the FAA announcement drew immediate criticism from Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

"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," Cruz said.

OutFront, the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Congressman Michael McCaul.


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