Cruz: Was Shutting Down Flights Obama's Unilateral Attempt to Sanction Israel?

Cruz: Was Shutting Down Flights Obama's Unilateral Attempt to Sanction Israel?

Wednesday on Fox News’ “Hannity” Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) asked if “President Obama just unilaterally launch economic boycotts on the nation of Israel.” He questioned why flights in Israel were halted at the same time “John Kerry showed up in Israel, gave $47 million to Hamas in Gaza.”

The Texas republican said, “Yesterday, we saw the FAA make an unprecedented decision to ban all air travel to the nation of Israel. And I’ve asked today the very simple question, did President Obama just unilaterally launch economic boycotts on the nation of Israel? Because John Kerry showed up in Israel, gave $47 million to Hamas in Gaza.”

He added, “This decision by the FAA raises serious questions. Was this a political decision? Was it driven by the White House? Was it driven by the State Department? If it was based on airline safety, as they said, why did they single out Israel? Why not ban travel to Pakistan, or Yemen or Ukraine, where a commercial airliner just got shot down, but instead they targeted Israel. And the timing at the exact moment Kerry was there trying to strongarm Israel into stopping their efforts to shut down Hamas’s rockets and tunnels.”

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