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  • NBC4 Investigation: Possible Terror Evidence In Robbery Probe?

    07/15/2005 12:37:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 179 replies · 3,555+ views
    NBC4 ^ | Friday, July 15, 2005 | ANA GARCIA (REPORTER)
    During the raid to arrest two robbery suspects at a local apartment, police said officers uncovered details of a possible terrorist cell, with alleged plans for an attack in the Southland. Images In an exclusive investigation, Channel 4 News has learned more about the two suspects under investigation by the FBI's counter terrorism task force and an alleged plot that targeted several prominent locations in the Los Angeles area.ANA GARCIA (REPORTER): Is it possible that an Islamic Prison Gang with possible links to Middle Eastern operatives were planning to blow up these targets? El Al Airlines at LAXIsraeli Consulate On...
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews cause chaos on flight to Israel

    09/25/2014 11:57:16 AM PDT · by redreno · 18 replies ^ | 09/25/2014 | By David Millward
    An El-Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv was turned into an “11-hour nightmare” after hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jewish passengers refused to sit next to women. According to those on board the flight descended into chaos because of their demands. The flight was full with Israelis, secular, orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews – known as Haredim – flying home to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. Even though the passengers had been pre-assigned seats before boarding, the ultra-Orthodox Jews refused to accept the arrangements because their beliefs required that men and women were segregated
  • Shouting Austrian Forces Munich Flight to Land

    06/06/2014 4:55:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Local ^ | 06 Jun 2014
    An Austrian man caused mayhem on an El Al flight from Tel Aviv to Munich on Thursday, when he started shouting about terror attacks and bombs. Two men shot in Munich beer garden (27 May 14) Firefighters rescue man from women’s jail (23 May 14) Cheap flights get pricier as airlines expand (24 Apr 14) The 25-year-old man, from Tyrol, had to be restrained and the Boeing 737 made an emergency landing in Sofia, Bulgaria. About two hours into the flight the man jumped up and started shouting: "Here are the terrorists, we have a bomb! You’ll all be blown...
  • Turkey’s ban on Israeli flights could bring down El Al

    12/01/2013 8:27:47 AM PST · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 11/28/13 | Raphael ahren
    More than a month after El Al sent a furious letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu complaining that Turkey was monopolizing the highly lucrative route between Israel and Turkey by banning Israeli airlines, Jerusalem has done nothing to change the outrageous situation, the airline’s CEO told The Times of Israel. Failure to tackle the issue could prove so costly as to bring down El Al, he said. . . . Air traffic between Israel and Turkey has soared by over 150 percent since the 2010 Gaza flotilla episode sent bilateral ties hurtling into the abyss. But only Turkey is benefiting...
  • Fearing Terror Attacks, El Al Halts Eilat Flights

    11/07/2013 4:36:34 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    El Al Airlines will no longer fly to Eilat because of safety concerns over new flight paths. The airline said Tuesday that it was canceling its night flights to Eilat. Two months ago, El Al said it was halting its daytime flights to the southern resort city. The decision on the night flights will go into effect in two weeks, when the routes changed for daytime hours will go into effect for nighttime hours as well. "The Civil Aviation Authority announced that it is changing the route of night flights as of Nov. 18 to a route which El Al...
  • Hackers Land on El Al, Haaretz and Dan -- But Not for Long

    01/26/2012 2:08:17 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/12 | Chana Yaar
    Palestinian Authority hackers briefly managed to pull down a few sites in Israel Wednesday night in the ongoing cyberwar launched by Iran and anti-Israel Arabs. Among the sites that fell prey to attacks were the home pages of El Al Airlines, the Dan Bus Company, the Israel Festival, Israel's CinemaTek and Ha'aretz newspaper. The home pages were replaced with anti-Israel and anti-Semitic slogans such as "Free Palestine, Death to Israel," "Jew = Nazi" and a promise that "4 more Gilad Shalits will be abducted." The latter hacker remark is a reference to IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, kidnapped by Hamas-allied terrorists...
  • The Jihad Will Be YouTubed

    01/01/2012 3:26:29 PM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies
    FOREIGN POLICY - The AFPAK Channel ^ | December 15, 2011 | by Raffaello Pantucci
    The Jihad Will Be YouTubed by Raffaello Pantucci December 15, 2011 FOREIGN POLICY - The AFPAK Channel SNIPPET: "While clearly the technology to make such videos is something that is universal, it does seem as though it is aspirant jihadists in the West who find it easiest to use. There was no evidence that Gul was being directed by foreign terrorist organizations to produce his material, and his case shows the continued existence of young Westerners producing radical material on their own. It may indeed be the case that the virtual armies have yet to fully emerge as active warriors...
  • Round Two in Hacker War: El Al Site Attacked

    01/16/2012 2:57:19 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Hacker “OxOmar,” dubbed the “Saudi Hacker,” struck again on Monday, this time shutting down the El Al and Tel Aviv Stock Exchange information site. The cyber attack did not affect the site on which investors trade stocks, and trading was not affected. The hacker struck last month by invading thousands of accounts of Israeli credit card holders. The El Al site was shut down as of mid-morning, and the Stock Exchange site was available but not operable. OxOmar blocked the El Al site but did not take control of it or damage its content. The real damage is to the...
  • Eye spies: TSA rolls out new 'behavior detection officers'

    08/03/2011 8:52:28 AM PDT · by ccj85 · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/3/11 | CJ Ciaramella
    Passengers flying through Boston’s Logan International Airport will notice the security screeners are chattier than usual, but it’s not an improved customer service policy. On Tuesday the Transportation Security Administration began a test-run at Logan of its SPOT program, which stands for Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques. SPOT uses trained screeners known as Behavior Detection Officers (BDOs) to determine if passengers are a threat, based on their reactions to a set of routine questions. “The vast majority of passengers will experience a casual greeting conversation with the BDO as they go through identity verification,” a TSA spokesperson said. “A...
  • How Airports Should Profile Terrorists

    11/27/2010 8:17:05 AM PST · by UniqueViews · 53 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov. 27, 2010 | Deroy Murdock
    America must focus its finite capabilities on those who crave the destruction of planes and the people who ride them. What would that profile be? Today's threat comes almost exclusively from militant-Islamic males between about 18 and 35 who hail from the Middle East and predominantly Muslim African and south-Asian nations. This profile was not drawn by anti-Muslim bigots, nervous Jews, or paranoid Southern Baptists. The terrorists themselves created this profile. It's past time to employ terrorist profiling to shield Americans from those who want to murder us.
  • Look for Terrorists, Not Weapons (We should follow Israel’s example in airline security)

    11/23/2010 7:31:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Nationa Review ^ | 11/23/2010 | Mona Charen
    Back in January, the Obama administration announced a new policy for airline safety: country-based profiling. Travelers from 14 countries known to harbor terrorists would automatically receive extra scrutiny, including additional pat-downs or full-body scans. The named states were: Afghanistan, Algeria, Cuba, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. My reaction at the time was: You mean you weren’t already doing that? Apparently not. When underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab traveled from Nigeria to Detroit without baggage (it was reported at the time that he had purchased a one-way ticket, but that proved to be...
  • El Al: Security Without Sexual Assault

    11/23/2010 6:25:22 AM PST · by Brittany Pounders · 7 replies ^ | November 23, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    It is the topic on everyone’s mind right now. If you know you have travel plans, you’ve begun dreading the experience more than ever. If flying gives you anxiety, it has most likely taken a backseat to the security measures you know you are about to experience. You‘ve never “sexted” and sending naked pictures of yourself on the computer or your phone never even crossed your mind -but with the new TSA imaging and the picture we’ve all seen (unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere) you know the possibilities of real humiliation exist and your personal images could...
  • Airline apologizes after strip-searching US professor

    11/22/2010 3:25:11 PM PST · by Gondring · 83 replies
    Ma'an News Agency ^ | Published Monday 08/11/2010 (updated) 08/11/2010 22:26
    TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma'an) -- Israel's national airline El Al on Monday apologized to a visiting professor strip-searched on her way to conference in Jerusalem, an Israeli newspaper reported. Heather Bradshaw, a neuroscientist, was travelling from the UK to Israel at the invitation of Hebrew University when she was subjected a physical examination in which she was asked to remove her bra. She told the Israeli daily Haaretz that El Al security personnel detained her at Luton airport in London on 31 October, confiscated all of her belongings, and repeatedly questioned her. After nearly an hour of examinations, she was...
  • Safest Airport in the World Profiles Passengers And Makes No Apologies For It (Video)

    01/02/2010 1:57:09 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 15 replies · 1,098+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/2/10 | HAP
    "No matter how distasteful it may be to civil liberties groups, Israel actively profiles passengers"...Maybe we should take a page out of their playbook instead of our P.C.-Searching 85 year old grandmas at our Airports for explosives...
  • Forget the 'porn machines' --- How Israelis secure airports

    11/20/2010 10:15:09 AM PST · by kingattax · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 19, 2010 | MICHAEL J. TOTTEN
    Air travelers in the United States are now given two options at the security gate -- be groin-groped by gloved Transportation Security Administration agents, or photographed "naked" in the back-scatter X-ray device that Jeffrey Goldberg at The Atlantic calls "the porn machine." You can thank failed "underwear bomber" Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab for this one. While armies tragically tend to fight the last war, the TSA looks for the item the most recent terrorist used. After 9/11, everything sharp -- even tweezers -- was banned. Ever since Richard Reid tried and failed to light his loafers on fire, security agents have...
  • Israeli airport technology detects intent of terrorists (and it ain't anything new)

    11/21/2010 6:56:28 AM PST · by EBH · 28 replies
    Israel 21c ^ | 5/8/2005 | David Brin
    Built to replace human selectors or random check ups of visitors, the SDS-VR-1000 is based on the assumption that sophisticated terrorists might not be included in suspect lists. Not many terrorists walk into an airport waving a banner announcing who they are. They don't carry handguns or try to conceal explosives as they debark from an international flight into the United States. And just as rarely do they have police records. So how can US officials go about identifying potential terrorists? A new solution is Israel's Suspect Detection Systems (SDS) - a company that has developed an advance automated filtering...
  • TSA and the El Al Myth

    11/20/2010 12:49:22 PM PST · by bsaunders · 30 replies
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | November 20, 2010 | B. Saunders
    Our ever-friendly Transportation Safety Administration sure has smacked a hornet’s nest with their new see-through body scanners and overtly invasive body inspections that border on criminal groping if done unofficially. The anger this has raised has once again brought to the front the example of the Israeli method of clearing people through questioning rather than all the hi-tech gadgetry. Some will always criticize the Israeli method due to the fact that it is a form of profiling. This is a mute and unsubstantiated complaint as the Israelis profile not by race, religion, or other physical traits, but profile by the...
  • "Securing the Homeland by Renewing American Strength, Resilience and Values" [ John Brennan]

    05/26/2010 4:01:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 510+ views - Speech ^ | For Immediate Release May 26, 2010 | n/a # Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 26, 2010 Remarks by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan at CSIS “Securing the Homeland by Renewing American Strength, Resilience and Values” Thank you very much John, and I would like to take a moment to express my appreciation to CSIS for inviting me back. You invited me here a little after six months after I came into this administration and I greatly appreciate the invitation...
  • The French establish profiling in airports - based on Israeli counterterrorism measures

    01/13/2010 7:37:05 AM PST · by drzz · 10 replies · 629+ views
    Article (in French) ^ | 01132010 | drzz
    French newspaper Le FIGARO announces today that profiling will be used in French airports. The French authorities have approved security measures based on Israeli counter-terrorism modus operandi. The slightest sign of nervosity could warn an agent, which will have the possibility to investigate suspects at any time and any place in the airport. Israeli profiling has been of much interest for French authorities since the aborted plot of Flight 253 in Detroit last month.
  • Learn from a system that works

    01/08/2010 3:05:19 AM PST · by Scanian · 15 replies · 636+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 8, 2010 | ELIZABETH SAMSON
    In the wake of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's failed at tempt to bomb Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day, President Obama yesterday talked up more advanced technologies as the road to better air security. But what America really needs to do is take a lesson from the security practices at the world's most targeted -- yet arguably most secure -- airport: Israel's Ben Gurion International. Obama claimed, "There is no silver bullet to securing the thousands of flights" each day. In fact, the Israeli methods are proven. Ben Gurion has the same x-ray machines and metal detectors as other major...