Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg takes El Al flight to Israel despite FAA ban on flights in and out of Tel Aviv

“This evening I will be flying on EL AL אל על to Tel Aviv, Israel to show solidarity with the Israeli people and to demonstrate that it is safe to fly in and out of Israel. To do otherwise is to give a victory to Hamas.”

Bloomberg usually travels by his own plane. “Ben Gurion is the best protected airport in the world and El Al flights have been regularly flying in and out of it safely. The flight restrictions are a mistake that hands Hamas an undeserved victory and should be lifted immediately.” “I strongly urge the Federal Aviation Administration to reverse course and permit US airlines to fly to Israel.”