A navigation screen on the plane of US Secretary of State John Kerry shows its approach to Tel Aviv, on July, 2014. AFP PHOTO/POOL/STR
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Israel is in talks to resolve Jordan's misgivings about potential safety risks posed by the construction of a new Israeli airport near their border, the Israeli transport minister said Thursday.Slated to open by the end of 2016, the airport at Timna, outside the Israeli resort of Eilat, will be some 10 km (6 miles) northwest of King Hussein International Airport serving Aqaba -- the Jordanian port facing Eilat across the Red Sea gulf.Some experts question whether Israel can manage that seamlessly, given that Ben-Gurion's normal operating volume of up to 90,000 passengers a day is seven times greater than that anticipated for the Timna airport.
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