I really don't see why people would choose El Al when there are enough other perfectly excellent airlines like Lufthansa and British Airways. The service is not particularly great, one has to show up atrociously early, the security procedcures are more labyrintian, and there's good chance of being seated next to some unpleasant hairy religious fellow in heavy polish garb in summer who'll be unfriendly and a bore. Clearly anyone with an Arab name is a target for discrimination in israel, because that's what an apartheid states do. Why expect any different? The israeli arabs are second class citizens, on land and in air, but they should fight the discrimination on the world's stage not with yet another haaretz article. And though it is not possible to avoid crazy security procedures in a country that is hardly a poster child for humanity, at least people can avoid taking religiously zealous airlines. Let those who see bombs everywhere fly El Al. I'd rather have civility and courtesy.
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from the article: Arab Labor MK says airport security 'humiliated' her children