In response to the "arabs are hospitable" postings. What's the point? I am sure that many arabs are hospitable and that culturally importance is placed on hospitality (which is good). What does that have to do with this story which seems like some elal figures of authority went too far - and maybe exposed some personal racism? Because Arabs are culturally hosptiable, legitamate security concerns should be ignored? I would also argue that many Jews from Arab countries could take issue with how important hospitality was to them as they were denied their rights, or MILLIONS of southern Dinka Sudanese, or Darfuris, or Women, .... Hosipitality is nice for tourism but does not a security policy make.
4.2-scale earthquake felt in Dead Sea, Jerusalem area (Haaretz)
from the article: El Al ordered to compensate humiliated Israeli Arab passengers