Thursday, July 24, 2014
(Undated) -- Israel is opening a second international airport. The move comes after U.S. and European airlines stopped flying into Tel Aviv because a rocket fired by Hamas landed near the airport. The nation's transportation minister ordered the opening of the airport at the southern tip of Israel about 200 miles from Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked Secretary of State John Kerry to help restore regular flights from the U.S. to Tel Aviv. The Federal Aviation Administration suspended flights for 24 hours after the rocket attack on Tuesday.