At Israel’s Airport, What It’s Like to Be Racially Profiled

My European passport and Arab name aren’t not news to the Israeli authorities. But the hostile treatment I recently encountered at Ben-Gurion Airport made me wonder not about Israel’s security – but its insecurities.

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Although I like to travel light, when it comes to Israel, I always seem to be carrying an excess of political baggage. And being a frequent flyer does not seem to provide me with any extra allowances or...