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Cancelled: visit to Masada for 45
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 18, 2017 07:45PM
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Israel wouldn't let him land!

Why didn't they know this pre trip? Dummies



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Re: Cancelled: visit to Masada for 45
Posted by: deckeda
Date: May 18, 2017 07:54PM
That's not what your link indicates.
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Re: Cancelled: visit to Masada for 45
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 18, 2017 07:56PM
He heard there was no golf course there so why bother.



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Re: Cancelled: visit to Masada for 45
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 18, 2017 08:08PM
The real news is the length of his visit to Yad Vashem...15 minutes. What an insult! That's almost to the scale of not mentioning Jewish victims on Holocaust Remembrance Day (remember that sweet note?)
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Re: Cancelled: visit to Masada for 45
Posted by: robfilms
Date: May 18, 2017 09:21PM
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Steve G.
The real news is the length of his visit to Yad Vashem...15 minutes. What an insult! That's almost to the scale of not mentioning Jewish victims on Holocaust Remembrance Day (remember that sweet note?)

agree smiley

i find it insulting and another indication of this man's callowness.

ymmv

be well.

rob



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Re: Cancelled: visit to Masada for 45
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: May 18, 2017 09:37PM
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deckeda
That's not what your link indicates.

Well, it kinda does indicate that. No helicopters are allowed to land on Masada because the rotor wash causes damage. Trump, in yet another fit of petulance, cancelled the visit because he didn't want to ride a tramway to the top like others, including G.W. Bush, have.



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Re: Cancelled: visit to Masada for 45
Posted by: btfc
Date: May 18, 2017 11:54PM
' ....an Israeli Air Force (IAF) regulation that prevents helicopters landing at the summit of the Masada site, according to Israel’s Channel 2 broadcaster.

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.....

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.

Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage site that the cultural agency calls a creation of “majestic beauty,” is built upon a mountain overlooking the shores of the Dead Sea in southern Israel’s Judean desert, some 60 miles southeast of Jerusalem. It is one of the country’s archaeological wonders. '



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Re: Cancelled: visit to Masada for 45
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 19, 2017 08:33AM
....the tram wouldn't support his ego.....



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Re: Cancelled: visit to Masada for 45
Posted by: neophyte
Date: May 19, 2017 09:51AM
Tramway, shamway, I walked up the ramp years ago. It ain't that hard. I conclude that 45 is not just an idiot, but is also physically feeble.
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Re: Cancelled: visit to Masada for 45
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 19, 2017 11:01AM
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neophyte
Tramway, shamway, I walked up the ramp years ago. It ain't that hard. I conclude that 45 is not just an idiot, but is also physically feeble.
Good for you, and a sign of respect to the shades of the defenders.
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Re: Cancelled: visit to Masada for 45
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 19, 2017 11:26AM
Trump's visit to Israel should be easy. He's made it hard.
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Re: Cancelled: visit to Masada for 45
Posted by: DavidS
Date: May 19, 2017 12:32PM
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neophyte
Tramway, shamway, I walked up the ramp years ago. It ain't that hard. I conclude that 45 is not just an idiot, but is also physically feeble.

My thoughts exactly. If he is in such fantastic shape, he should be able to take the runner's path or the snake path, as I did almost 30 years ago in full IDF uniform.
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Re: Cancelled: visit to Masada for 45
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: May 20, 2017 07:34AM
"fantastic shape?"

he's a 70 year old who is reportedly 70lbs overweight

probably afraid he'd drop dead if he tried that walk.

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Tramway, shamway, I walked up the ramp years ago. It ain't that hard. I conclude that 45 is not just an idiot, but is also physically feeble.

My thoughts exactly. If he is in such fantastic shape, he should be able to take the runner's path or the snake path, as I did almost 30 years ago in full IDF uniform.
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