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Stern Israeli airport security measures questioned
Associated Press ^ | Mar 8, 2014 10:57 AM EST | Josef Federman

Posted on 03/08/2014 9:15:05 AM PST by Olog-hai

Jack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel’s international airport when he was given a curious choice that baffles him to this day. Traveling with a laptop and a stack of printed reading material, he was told to part with one or the other, due to unspecified security concerns. […]

While standing in long lines, walking through scanners and removing belts and shoes are a fact of post-Sept. 11 travel worldwide, Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport seems to stand alone in the developed world with its security techniques, often leaving travelers dumbfounded. Though Israel denies profiling travelers, business executives, journalists and especially Arabs and visitors to Palestinian areas seem prone to being targeted with aggressive questioning, long luggage examinations and even strip searches.

The tough security is not new, but it is stirring debate. On one side stand those concerned about Israel’s good name, tourism potential and moral standing. On the other are those for whom security arguments can seem close to sacrosanct in a country hit with decades of attacks by Palestinian militants, a series of hijackings in the 1960s and ’70s, and whose travelers abroad are targeted in terrorist attacks. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airportsecurity; antisemitism; israel; jackangelides; profiling; rop; waronterror
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To: Olog-hai
"Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport seems to stand alone in the developed world with its security techniques."

They stand alone in the effectiveness of their security techniques, too. They don't seem to have problems with passengers entering the airplane with stolen passports, like Malaysia Airlines does.

21 posted on 03/08/2014 11:18:47 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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22 posted on 03/09/2014 7:00:24 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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