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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Video: How Israeli airline security works

Here's a Wall Street Journal video on Israeli airline security I had not seen before (Hat Tip: NY Nana). It's about El Al, but everyone who departs from Ben Gurion Airport undergoes the same security check.

Let's go to the videotape.

Would you rather be safe or politically correct?


At 7:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strange. This is in complete contrast to what I found on the Internet.

At 8:16 AM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

Thanks for the hat tip, Carl. If only Hussein would admit that Israel is doing the right thing, but he would never say a nice word. This must make him seethe.

G-d bless Israel.

At 8:18 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Being deaf, I liked the captioning. It made it easier to follow the report.

Israeli security is pro-active. It doesn't try to react to what terrorists have already done; it tries to anticipate what they might do in the future.

The way security is handled at Ben Gurion shows that one doesn't have to wait hours to board a plane; a security check can be completed in less than 25 minutes. The idea is to get a passenger a board a plane with the least stressful experience. Behind is the idea is the recognition the bad guys are not going to be deterred by rules and regulations.

The North American/European approach emphasizes technology; Israelis prefer looking at people and deciding very quickly who is a high risk to be kept off a flight. And not surprisingly, the latter approach works.

At 8:22 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Shy Guy, the young woman wouldn't let an Arab terrorist with a submachine gun through passport control in real life. In reality, that's never happened at Ben Gurion. And the security personnel there take their jobs very seriously. I think that's a spoof of Israel's security procedures and the reason its funny is because that kind of thing is unimaginable at Ben Gurion. No terrorist would be able to make it through passport control.

At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Norman. Of course it's a spoof. You have to be blind, too, to have thought otherwise. J/K ;)

Just so you should know, I live in Jerusalem and speak a fluent Hebrew. I assumed my post didn't actually require captioning for anyone.


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