Skip to comments.Wash. Post tears into Israeli airport security checks that profile Arabs
Posted on 11/27/2010 7:02:11 PM PST by Nachum
The headline and lead paragraph of Jerusalem correspondent Janine Zacharia's Nov. 27 article might lead readers of the Washington Post to believe that they're about to find out why many in the aviation industry consider Israel's screening of passengers the gold standard in airport security measures. ("Israeli air security is easy on most, intrusive for a few" page A7).
But they would be wrong. Because, it turns out, the bulk of her article is a full-bore attack on Israel's profiling methods, including special scrutiny of Arab travelers..
The result of such profiling, Zacharia reports, is that most travelers pass through airport security with "relative ease." "But," she emphasizes, and this is the real purport of her story, "But Israeli personnel do single out small numbers of passengers for extensive searches and screening, based on profiling methods that have so far been rejected in the United States, subjecting Arabs and, in some cases, other foreign nationals to an extensive screening that comes with a deep civil liberties price."
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Idiot self-hating leftists would rather we all had gloved hands shoved up our genitalia than admit that a people group is more likely to have traits that others do not.
These people are cancer.
Sop a few Arabs are suffering the loss of Civil Liberties instead of everyuone else on the planet.
My lil wee violin is at the cleaners...
Have a tissue...
Ms.Janet Napolitano, Head of Homeland Security exclaimed,
See. The airport program is working.
Having not read the Washington Post story it would seem nothing more than a standard hit piece against Israel that WAPO and NYT are so famous for.
It must be like living in hell when you are a WAPO journalist who hates the USA and Israel so much that loving a Muslim Terrorist is the alternative.
The hatred of the left is so deep.
American mass media should be dimantled and assign news reports to the fourteenth name listed on the 204th page of every city phone book in America that prints one.
The outcome would have to be a substantial improvement.
Police use profiling to narrow search for suspects.
Doctors use racial profiling to pin point genetic diseases.
Many universities use racial profiling to balance student admissions.
But airport security can not use profiling to reduce inconvenience for 95% of air travellers?
Israelis see it as acceptable. Even Israel’s leftist Supreme Court has never had a problem with profiling at Ben-Gurion.
But airport security can not use profiling to secure the safety of all air travelers?
Our society allows police to subject individuals to even abusive intrusions when such actions are deemed reasonable responses to actions. They stop a speeding car. They search persons and property with reasonable suspicion based on specific and demonstrable facts. They subdue and even kill a citizen in response to escalating levels of violence. Such responses are not a violation of civil liberties, but a precondition for securing the civil liberties of innocent citizens.
Israel uses proven probability and statistics to direct approaches this author wants condemned as profiling. Civil liberties are not violated when enhanced surveillance methods focus on human actions and characteristics denoting responses with a higher probability for terrorist actions.
I have never had a problem with profiling women in burkas or rugriders who hate America.
Well said, yet Shakespear to swine. You need to abandon that language style of old and get with the Newspeak.
Without statistics science and medicine could not progress.
Stop the madness!
Israeli airport security shouldn’t profile Arabs. They should profile all muzzies
Here is a great profile question for Israel.
Do you like the the Washington post?
If Yes then sorry you can’t fly here because you are a security risk.