not just because their 'security" is something taken seemingly out of east germany's stasi, but because passengers foreign passports are not safe with them. El Al is the airline that was implicated by the UK in identity theft of the British dual citizens. Basically, anyone who has israeli dual citizenship should assume their passports were cloned, especially if they fly El Al, which has the organization and will to do it "on the spot", so to speak. Of course, just flying to/from israel can get your identity swiped, but with El AL, it's practically a guarantee. I hope these arab israelis will be compensated according to the judge's orders. Though I must say the amount seems paltry. Were they american, it would be more like 100 K each, and then some. In the future, they and all other upstanding citizens of Israel - and certainly any foreigners who care about their identities not to mention dignity or personal comfor, should simply favbor of any of the other airlines who fly to israel.
Bomb in Lebanon targets bus heading to Syria, no casualties (Reuters)
from the article: El Al ordered to compensate humiliated Israeli Arab passengers