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  Elul 17, 5769 , 06/09/09

Saudis Nix Israeli Planes over 'Contamination'

Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz (Likud) noted Sunday that the Saudis have rejected a proposal that Israel be given air rights.

In a live interview broadcast Sunday morning on Voice of Israel government radio, Katz said that the Saudis rejected the proposal that Israeli planes be permitted to fly over Saudi Arabia. The Saudis claim that Israeli planes would "contaminate" Saudi holy cities if they fly over them.

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