"Israeli-style profiling of air passengers'?

By Kahina
November 16, 2010


The only answer at this point, and even it is not perfect, would be to
institute Israeli-style profiling of air passengers. The Israelis have
run an efficient and terror-attack-free air service for years, without
all these invasive security measures.



Tue, 11/16/2010 - 10:32

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Before you are patted down, you should remind the TSA officer that they are only supposed to pat down the area in question, in this scenario, your head and neck. They SHOULD NOT subject you to full-body or partial-body pat-down.


Tue, 11/16/2010 - 11:55

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I've been arguing for Israel-style profiling in airports for a while. Much preferable to all this shoe-scanning nonsense (as long as you're not a terrorist), and when was the last time an El Al was hijacked?

Avraham Reiss

Tue, 11/16/2010 - 20:02

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Living in Israel, I flew to the USA last year. At Lod airport I told the checker that my hand-luggage contained certain electronic equipment (It was a large box that just as well - theoretically/technically - could have contained a bomb!) but the checker didn't even ask me to open my luggage. She got her indications from her computer screen, which she looked at far more than she looked at me.

Israel is a small country, citizens possess numbered ID cards, computers are well-advanced here, I had served in the IDF and have 2 sons following in my footsteps.
I also had additional reasons why I was computerised as a "safe" passenger who needed no physical examination.

Israeli-style profiling works; as Matt has pointed out El Al's record is good (apart from the food!), but not every country could do this.

The more Europe merges into one large community, with the continued influx of outsiders flooding into it, the more difficult it will become. Target Muslims as natural terror suspects? Mate, that's racism ...

And my experience last year at American airports on internal flights + one flight back home from L.A., showed a great tension there as well. As we took off for Israel from L.A. a police-car accompanied the plane until it left the ground.

Stanley Walinets

Mon, 11/29/2010 - 17:23

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Oops! I was just starting a comment on Waleed al-Husseini's arrest, went to check his spelling, got back here -- and my comment had disappeared! Must have pressed the wrong button...
Whatever - Hey! I now see I'm on a different Kahina site! I'm gonna try get back.... (maybe a brief prayer will help???)


Mon, 11/29/2010 - 18:42

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"I had served in the IDF"

More mushroom-induced fantasies from Mr 5%.


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