Israel Follows U.S. in Grounding 737 Max

YERUSHALAYIM -
A Boeing 737 MAX 8. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP/File)

Israel was possibly the last country in the world to ban the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, following the United States on Wednesday.

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said he’ll direct the Israeli Aviation Authority to bar the plane from entering Israeli airspace.

“This is already part of a global campaign,” Katz told Channel 13 news regarding his decision.

157 people were killed when an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed on Sunday near Ethiopia’s capital, including two Israelis.