Analysis U.S. Sends Netanyahu a Gaza Message via Flight Ban

American officials haven’t publicly condemned Israel’s military operation in Gaza, but it seems they have other ways of signaling Netanyahu that it’s time to end it.

The most important diplomatic message of the week was sent to Israel by the American administration Tuesday night, via the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. Its decision to forbid flights to Israel had no substantive professional basis; yet the administration made no effort to halt the directive, and may even have encouraged it. Within hours, American airlines ceased flying to and...