Kerry violates FAA ban, flies into IsraelAre we to assume that the United States believes that Air Force 2 could shoot down shrapnel from a Hamas rocket, like the shrapnel (no, it wasn't a rocket - link in Hebrew) that hit a home five kilometers from Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday leading to an FAA ban on flying here?
Let's go to the videotape.
Kerry - Israel's unwanted guest - is looking for a cease fire.
"We have certainly made some steps forward. There is still work to be done," Kerry said shortly after arriving in Jerusalem for a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He declined to give any details.
Kerry arrived in Tel Aviv earlier on Wednesday " to meet with officials to discuss the ongoing cease-fire efforts," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.
"He will also travel to Jerusalem and the West Bank, and will be meeting with Palestinian Authority President [Mahmoud] Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister [Binyamin] Netanyahu," she added.
On Tuesday, Kerry held talks with Egyptian officials in Cairo, while Ban met with leaders in Jerusalem and Ramallah. As of Tuesday night, there was no sign that a cease-fire was imminent.What could go wrong?