MILWAUKEE (WSAU-Wheeler News) At least two Wisconsin groups have canceled trips to Israel, amid security concerns at Tel Aviv's airport. The Milwaukee Jewish Coalition called off a trip as part of its teen summer camp program. Also, Madison's Temple Beth El has postponed a 33-person trip to Israel that was scheduled to begin August 3rd. Temple Rabbi Jonathan Biatch is optimistic that the group will go eventually -- but for now, he tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel there's a lot of disappointment.
Flights at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv were halted for 24 hours on Tuesday, after a rocket landed about a mile from the facility. The F-A-A said yesterday that the flight ban would be extended -- but the American agency changed its mind late last night, and allowed U-S flights to resume.