The Jerusalem Post says flights from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport have been grounded today as union workers stage a widespread strike in Israel. The newspaper's website says protests in the country have grown as thousands of Israelis protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's proposed changes to the country's judicial system.
There will be no flights leaving Ben-Gurion Airport until further notice as part of widespread strikes announced by the Workers' Union on Monday morning in protest of the judicial reform, The Post stated today.
The announcement of grounded flights was made by Israel's Airport Authority Committee Chairman Pinhas Idan. It wasn't immediately clear how long the airport would be closed.