FAA extends ban on American carriers' travel to Israel

FAA extends ban on American carriers' travel to Israel

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) --The FAA announced Wednesday an extended travel ban on U.S. carriers flying to and from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport for 24 more hours.
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In response to FAA travel ban on Tel Aviv airport, Israel reopens southern airport

In response to FAA travel ban on Tel Aviv airport, Israel reopens southern airport

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 23 (UPI) --Israel announced Wednesday it would reopen an old airport in the south of the country in response to FAA concern about the safety of Ben Gurion in Tel Aviv.
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Israeli minister attacks PA official who called Sharon 'war criminal'

JERUSALEM, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- An Israeli minister slammed a senior Palestinian Authority official Monday for calling the late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon a war criminal.

Israel calls to release Pollard from U.S. prison

JERUSALEM, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Israeli officials Sunday called for the release of jailed Israeli-American spy Jonathan Pollard amid reports the Washington spied on Israel, officials said.
Netanyahu wants to legalize settlements

Netanyahu wants to legalize settlements

JERUSALEM, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wants to approve portions of a report calling for the legalization of West Bank settlements, Israel Radio said.

Netanyahu angry at segregation efforts

JERUSALEM, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday criticized efforts by ultra-Orthodox Jews to segregate men and women on public transportation.

Israeli official calls for death penalty

JERUSALEM, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Israel's transportation minister is calling for the death penalty for two Palestinians who killed five members of an Israeli family.

Israel mulls building island off Gaza

JERUSALEM, March 31 (UPI) -- A plan to build an artificial island off the Gaza Strip coast is being considered by the Israeli government, Israeli Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said.

Israel on alert for package bombs

JERUSALEM, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Israel's transport minister said Jerusalem received warnings of plans to send bombs to synagogues in the United States a day before they were discovered.

Israel plans to build West Bank railway

JERUSALEM, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Israel's transport minister says plans are under way to construct a railway line in the West Bank that will eventually link up to the Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu to press ahead with settlements

JERUSALEM, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A close ally of Israeli leader Binyamin Netanyahu says the prime minister will go ahead with plans to build new West Bank Jewish settlement housing.

Fatah demands return of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Both east and west Jerusalem must be returned to Palestinian Arabs before peace talks can resume, the sixth Fatah General Assembly decreed Saturday.
Netanyahu vows no Golan Heights retreat

Netanyahu vows no Golan Heights retreat

JERUSALEM, May 10 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will not relinquish control of the occupied Golan Heights.

Israeli Knesset supports Islamic faction

JERUSALEM, July 11 (UPI) -- A proposal to ban an outlaw faction of the Islamic Movement throughout Israel was rejected Wednesday by Knesset members during a first reading.

New Palestinian government outlined

GAZA, March 15 (UPI) -- Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh Thursday released the outline of a new unity government, which he said could usher in a new era for Palestinians.
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Yisrael Katz (Hebrew: ישראל כץ‎, born 21 September 1955) is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Likud and as the country's Minister of Transportation.

Born in Ashkelon, Katz earned a BA and an MA at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He won thirty-fourth place on the Likud-Gesher-Tzomet list for the 1996 elections, but missed out on a place in the Knesset when the alliance won only 32 seats. However, he entered the Knesset in November 1998 as a replacement for Ehud Olmert. He was re-elected in 1999 and 2003, and was appointed Minister of Agriculture in Ariel Sharon's government in 2003. Katz left the cabinet in January 2006 after the Likud-Kadima split, and was re-elected in the 2006 elections.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Yisrael Katz."
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