A FAA warning kept most airlines away from Israel and ruined thousands of travel plans. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg arrived in Tel Aviv yesterday on El Al airlines. Some made jokes that he did not use his private jet and flew with the public, but his arriving in Tel Aviv made him popular with most Israelis.
This response to questions by Wolf Blitzer in this CNN interview has made my day, and is a must see:
Notice how Jerusalem, Israel, Mayor Nir Barkat just stands quietly smiling.