Israel claims Saudi Arabia is allowing use of its airspace for the first time in 70 years

Business Insider | 3/6/2018 | Rosie Perper
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters on Monday that an airline flying to Tel Aviv has been granted access to Saudi Arabia's airspace.

A spokesman for the airline, Air India, denied the claims stressing they had not received any confirmation and had only submitted a request for a flight along that route.

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If approved, it would be the first time Saudi Arabia allows commercial flights to fly to Israel to use its airspace and would signal a significant shift in policy that has shaped the region for decades.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters on Monday that Saudi Arabia has given permission to an airline flying through to Tel Aviv to use its airspace.

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"Air India signed an agreement today to fly to Israel over Saudi Arabia," he said during a briefing in Washington, DC on Monday, according to Times of Israel.

Currently, Saudi Arabia does not recognize Israel and has banned any flights to the country from using its airspace for more than 70 years. If Netanyahu's claims are correct, it would mark the first time Saudi Arabia has allowed commercial flights to Israel to use its airspace, and would signal a significant shift...
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