I am a white male and my father fought in the 1948 War of Independance. I remember during my 2nd visit to Israel in 1971 before boarding a plane to fly back to NY, they had separate lines for males and females. I was 16 and I went in to a security room and I had to pretty strip down. The security guy even checked the insides of my shoes. I remember that he freaked out when he saw that I had 2 cans of hot peppers that I wanted to take back home. The guy was going apes$@## over it. I was supposed to get the cans x-rayed before boarding the flight. During the process, Security wound up keeping my wallet with all my cash and I had to fly home with 10 cents, I guess they forgot to give me back my wallet. As a kid, I was freaked out by the entire procedure, so I didn't notice my wallet was gone until I boarded my flight. I didn't even have money for headphones to watch the movie on the flight back home. Fast forward to today. They now do full body scans electronically and you can't hide anything but they still love hassling people. I need to recite half of what I learned in cheyder in order to board a flight. They once grabbed my tablet at LAX, they said that it did not pass the chemical test. It arrived by courier the following day. El Al seem to still be taking a 1970's approach to security. They don't trust any of the new technology. At least I'm not the only one that feels offended.
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