Airport security in Israel and North America: Focus on the person not the stuff

This is an interesting article on how security procedures in Israel are very different from those used in North America. In Israel the focus is on the person — asking questions and looking in their eyes. In North America the focus is on stuff — that they might be carrying or concealing. Interesting differences…

Despite facing dozens of potential threats each day, the security set-up at Israel’s largest hub, Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, has not been breached since 2002, when a passenger mistakenly carried a handgun onto a flight. How do they manage that?

“The first thing you do is to look at who is coming into your airport,” said Sela.

One thought on “Airport security in Israel and North America: Focus on the person not the stuff

  1. jorgekafkazar

    “The first thing you do is to look at who is coming into your airport,” said Sela.

    Well, of course, that’s the last thing we can do here. It might be construed as profiling, and we all know how dreadfully non-PC that is.

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