Sunday, February 26, 2017

Indonesia forced Netanyahu’s plane to make a detour

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plane had to make a detour en route from Singapore to Australia after it was banned from using Indonesian airspace.

The airplane carrying Israeli Prime Minister was forced to take a two-and-a-half-hour detour en route, as Indonesian government which has no formal diplomatic ties with Israel banned the Israeli airline from using its airspace.

According to the Guardian, the flight usually takes eight and a half hours from Singapore to Australia. But in Netanyahu’s case, it can take more than 11 hours.

When Netanyahu called upon Indonesia to normalize diplomatic relations the Indonesian government said it would do so only when the Palestinians are granted an independent state, with East Jerusalem as its capital and based on the pre-1967 borders (the two-state solution).

Israeli Prime Minister traveled to Australia for a 4-day tour and meeting with officials. It was his first visit to Australia.



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