Here it is in a nutshell

Senator Ted Cruz - Texas Nutshell
I'll make this short and sweet.  A rocket, and not a friendly rocket, fell near the Tel Aviv airport the other day. Last week, a Malaysian flight was shot from the sky by a rocket. This morning a commercial flight disappeared over southern Algeria.  Certainly a coincidence but on the off chance there is something afoot, our FAA (the airplane guys) put Israel on something of a "don't go there for a while advisory" list.  Haha! Some senseless bureaucrat thought that it wasn't prudent to risk lives until the matter was resolved. I mean, who is up for being blown from the sky by a  rocket, errant or otherwise, while on a tourist trip to Tel Aviv...even if they would want to bask on the beach and watch incoming rockets at night.

So some of the airlines thought that this was a good idea and temporarily suspended service.  They could have gone but they, like the FAA, thought the entire venture to be a bit dicey.  Our FAA issued a prudent advisory and ban. Airlines agreed.  Period.  I would end this blogpost here but the Asshole of the Senate, the great Ted Cruz from the Republic of Texas offered this assessment:

""The facts suggest that President Obama has just used a federal regulatory agency to launch an economic boycott on Israel, in order to try to force our ally to comply with his foreign-policy demands," Cruz said in a statement in which he posed five questions about the agency's actions, including whether it was politically motivated. Cruz said later Wednesday he would block Senate confirmation on all State Department nominees until his questions were answered.

Where do we get people like this?  Under what rock? Maybe we should strap his fat ass to the wing of a plane and fly him around for a while....he could be the early warning system.