Cancels visit to ancient masada site after israel refuses helicopter landing

Sep 2013
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BY JACK MOORE ON 5/18/17 AT 7:05 AM

President Donald Trump has canceled a planned visit and speech at the ancient mountain fortress of Masada in Israel after authorities told him that he could not land his helicopter on top of the UNESCO-listed site.

Instead, Trump will now deliver a speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. It comes after an Israeli Air Force (IAF) regulation that prevents helicopters landing at the summit of the Masada site, according to Israel’s Channel 2 broadcaster.

Read more: What to know about Masada, the ancient Israeli site where Trump wasn't allowed to land his chopper

Unlike former presidents who have made the trip, such as George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Trump declined to land the helicopter at a base of the historic site and then take the cable car up, preferring to cancel the visit altogether.

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-cance...fter-israel-blocks-helicopter-landing-611287s
 
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Sep 2013
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Ahead of the visit, a member of Trump’s diplomatic staff told the Israelis that the Western Wall was in the West Bank and they did not want Netanyahu to accompany Trump on his visit to the site. The declaration sparked Israel’s anger and a call from the government for an explanation from the White House, which subsequently said that this was not Trump's position.
I wonder if Netanyahu is missing Obama?
 
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There is only a point if you think our relationship to Israel matters.
The reason for the regulation is that helicopters on approach create dust, making landing at the desert site 1,300 feet above sea level precarious. On a previous 1997 landing by the IAF in the middle of Masada, the wind created by the helicopter caused damage to the ruins, according to the Jerusalem Post.

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so why did you post the thread?
 
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The reason for the regulation is that helicopters on approach create dust, making landing at the desert site 1,300 feet above sea level precarious. On a previous 1997 landing by the IAF in the middle of Masada, the wind created by the helicopter caused damage to the ruins, according to the Jerusalem Post.

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so why did you post the thread?
Why are you so concerned? You never question any of the fucking nutter threads that abound on this board. even shit linked to Neo-Nazi sites like Stormer.
 
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