Everyone experiences this to some level with el al - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Josh
    • 08.04.10 | 14:18 (IDT)

    I am jewish...and had a similar experience when making aliyah. all of my luggage was unpacked in front of me while i was interrogated about all things of my life, it was thorough and equally humiliating. i proceeded to the gate only to be then physically searched by someone...So if it can happen to a jew immigrating to israel, it can happen to anyone i think. I have also had somewhat contentious conversations with personnel at natbug when returning to israel on one occasion a couple years after my aliyah,After going through passport control and collecting my baggage i was pulled aside and held for a half hour (after a fifteen hour flight) as two guards took my passports and id card and presumably went to check all of my information with the interior ministry. i am a jewish israeli citizen....although being blond and blue eyed i might not be jewish enough looking for them, who knows. from my experience and from what i have seen though, it happens to everyone.

    from the article: El Al ordered to compensate humiliated Israeli Arab passengers
    First published 04:14 08.04.10 | Last updated 10:04 08.04.10
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