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December 10, 2014 8:26 am

Israel Plans Alternate Airport After Wartime Rocket Threats

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Terminal 3 at Ben-Gurion Airport. Photo: Vladislav Bezrukov via Wikimedia Commons.

An airport planned for Israel’s southern desert is being billed as a wartime alternative to Tel Aviv, which was briefly shunned by most foreign carriers in July because of Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza.

The targeting of Israel’s main Ben Gurion airport was a heavy blow to its tourism industry and to the hi-tech hub’s aim of proving itself capable of carrying on business-as-usual even amid conflict.

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