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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz charged Wednesday that the Obama administration's decision to temporarily suspend flights to Israel was tantamount to an economic boycott of Washington's closest Middle East ally.

Cruz's remarks, in a statement from his office, drew a sharp response from the State Department.

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"I think Sen. Cruz is completely wrong on this," said spokeswoman Marie Harf. "We make decisions about security based solely on what is in the best interest of American citizens."

Harf also said a main reason Secretary of State John Kerry was working hard to broker a cease fire between Israel and Hamas was so flights into Israel could resume.

"So we can move past the travel warnings, so Israelis and visitors and anyone (else) doesn't have to run to bomb shelters because Hamas is firing rockets at them," she said.

Tuesday night, Cruz announced he would hold all State Department nominees until the administration answered a series of specific questions about its decision to cancel the flights to Israel.

Cruz suggested that Obama used the Federal Aviation Administration's flight restriction to try to force Israel to "comply with his foreign policy demands."

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Israel SHOULD comply with international demand to stop the killing, as should Hamas.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-24 12:20 AM | Reply | Flag:

The ban was lifted when the threat was addressed.
Cruz is out of order here. Such decisions, when a missile just landed near the airport, are necessary.

#2 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-07-24 02:05 AM | Reply | Flag:

Not just Cruz but Bloomberg too: time.com

#3 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-07-24 09:55 AM | Reply | Flag:

lol, Bloomberg.

Who knew Canuck Cruz is Jewish?

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-24 11:01 AM | Reply | Flag:

Ted Cruz is the GOTP poster child for grown crybabies all across America.

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2014-07-24 11:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

Oh yeah, he really thinks its important to continue these flights. As you get Ted Cruz to go anywhere near Israel right now.

#6 | Posted by Sully at 2014-07-24 11:30 AM | Reply | Flag:

baloney....this potus has a CLEAR HISTORY OF making people pay for daring to not fall down at his feet....

locking vets out of ww2 memorial when it was not necessary.....

and NOW we see that there are virtually NO people from the border being moved to states where dems are in trouble for the election.,.

this man is chicago political mob personified and there is no doubt in my mind that this was done on purpose...

#7 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-25 12:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

Israel SHOULD comply with international demand to stop the killing, as should Hamas.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2014-

Israel should continue to defend itself as long as the killers are attacking and as long as people in the world continue to defend the killer terrorists group pledged to murder ALL the jews.

never again.

#8 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-25 12:09 AM | Reply | Flag:

Israel should continue to defend itself as long as the killers are attacking and as long as people in the world continue to defend the killer terrorists group pledged to murder ALL the jews.

never again.

Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-25 12:09 AM | Reply

Israel defending itself?? What utter --------.

#9 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-07-25 12:17 AM | Reply | Flag:

#8 | POSTED BY AFKABL2

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#10 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-25 12:33 AM | Reply | Flag:

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