9 thoughts on “Guilty of Flying While Arab – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. I think Israelis should spend equal time and effort searching Muslim Arabs and 90 year old Jewish grandmas from America. This will surely get Israel into politicly correct heaven and it will receive loud praise from the likes of you which is what Israel strives for the most to be admired by people who don’t care much about it’s security or survival.

    1. Thanks for the static, “Ahmed” or whatever your hasbarist name is. Calling yrself “Ahmed” may seem like a witty joke to you but it’s dissembling & I frown on it here.

      Just think you could actually spend some time & use some brain power to write an intelligent comment & instead you waste our time & yours with such garbage.

  2. Friends of mine who are Palestinian natural-born citizens of The Only Democracy in the Middle East have all reported to me that when they fly they are routinely subjected to treatment that clearly has absolutely no security purpose. This is particularly true for young males. I remember one young friend whose mother had sent with him some home-made sweets to take to his uncle’s family in the U.S., which the security folks at Ben Gurion found necessary to crush thoroughly and even smear on the other contents of the bag he was carrying them in. When I said that would have enraged me he replied that he was used to that kind of thing, and didn’t get all that upset about it.

    1. My friend in the West Bank says the same thing. He travels frequently, and of course he must exit Palestine via the Allenby Bridge and fly from Jordan. Being a male in his 30’s, he is used to lengthy delays and questioning whenever he re-enters Palestine. As for the rummaging through his luggage, damaging of his property and endless questioning, he simply says, “they like to bother people.” He also said this during the attack on Gaza last winter, when the IDF broke the windows of all the houses in the neighborhood because some of the residents had taken part in a demonstration. I give him a lot of credit for that.

  3. SEE ALSO: “Police shoot U.S. student’s laptop upon entry to Israel” – Haaretz, 12/15/09 – Israel News
    (By Bar Ben Ari and Or Hirshauga) Israel Border Police officers shot at an American student’s laptop as she entered Israel via Taba, Egypt, two weeks ago. Lily Sussman, 21, wrote on her blog that border police subjected her to two hours of questioning and searches prior to shooting her Apple Macbook…
    ENTIRE HAARETZ ARTICLE – http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1135243.html
    SUSSMAN’S ORIGINAL BLOG POST (1,135 comments) – http://lilysussman.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/im-sorry-but-we-blew-up-your-laptop-welcome-to-israel/
    MONDOWEISS UPDATE (WITH VIDEO 2:51) – http://mondoweiss.net/2009/12/lily-sussman-says-her-famous-computer-is-kind-of-symbolic-of-israeli-aggression.html

  4. From the article:
    “What did the security guard think she would find by forcing Dirbas to strip naked? A disk full of secret terrorist documents perhaps hidden in her private parts??”


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