I can understand why he was "uneasy." I found it sickening to read of these procedures and the discrimination against our own people. How is this possible. In another section of the Haaretz it is noted that Israeli longevity is so high. Not a wonder if anyone who looked ill, was too fat or too thin, was refused immigration.
10 arrested at Israeli Arab protest in Ramle (Haaretz)
from the article: Selection and heartbreak: The aliya of North African Jewry