Racial Profiling at Ben Gurion serves a different purpose - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ibrahim
    • 08.01.10 | 14:12 (IST)

    Israel has a policy of discouraging Arabs from visiting the country. They hate, absolutely hate when Palestinian Arabs arrive to "visit family", "sell or buy land", "tour holy places". They hate it. And so they harrass, embarrass, and generally make the place as inhospitable as possible. Some airport "security" people are ok, friendly, professional...many are plain old A-Holes in a position of authority. As far as outbound flights....it is very difficult to surmise Arabs baggage is checked any more thoroughly than non Arab....I've sometimes gone thru easily and saw fair skin Jews getting their stuff taken out of their bags.

    from the article: In Israel, racial profiling doesn't warrant debate, or apologies
    First published 02:08 08.01.10 | Last updated 12:35 08.01.10
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