Skies above Bar Refaeli's wedding to be open to air traffic, says Katz

Transportation Minister Israel Katz rejects Rafaeli's request to close airspace above her wedding saying, "the skies are open to all of Israel's citizens."

Israeli model Bar Refaeli. (photo credit: REUTERS)
Israeli model Bar Refaeli.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Transportation Minister Israel Katz on Sunday instructed aviation officials to keep the air space open above the area where supermodel Bar Refaeli is scheduled to wed.
Israelis were abuzz last week when it was reported that Refaeli had requested that the authorities shut down the air space in northern Israel, the site of her much-anticipated wedding this week.
The request, which was reportedly granted, was made presumably to deny photographers an aerial view of the festivities.
On Army Radio, Katz explained his decision. "The skies are open to all of Israel's citizens," he said.
EOnline reported that Refaeli, 30, and her fiancé, Israeli businessman Adi Ezra, 40, are set to tie the knot right after the Jewish high holidays.
This is not the first time the international star has been engaged or in a high-profile relationship – she was previously married to Arik Weinstein and dated Leonardo DiCaprio from 2006 to 2011.
Refaeli’s current fiancé, Ezra, is the heir to giant Israeli food importing company Neto ME Holdings, Ltd. She has previously said that she wants to raise a big Jewish family with him.
JTA contributed to this report.