(THEHILL) — The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday apologized to customers who were wrongly told that the conflict in Gaza prevented mail from being sent to Israel, after complaints from a prominent Jewish group.
In a statement, the agency said it did not temporarily suspend mail delivery to Israel on July 22 and 23, when the Federal Aviation Administration had implemented a flight ban to the country.
But a USPS spokeswoman also acknowledged that not all local branches might have understood its policy last month for sending mail to Israel.
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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said this week that it was still getting reports from across the country, including Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey, that customers trying to send mail to Israel had been turned away because of the fighting in Gaza.