Here is a quick report

Here is a quick report on the foiled hijacking of an El Al flight from Tel Aviv to Istanbul. The days when one guy with a knife could seriously think about hijacking an airliner are long gone, which makes me think this character was a lone nut and not an al Qaeda or Hezbollah operative. El Al has a great reputation for security, which I am sure is well-deserved. But what surprised me the one time I flew El Al (New York to Tel Aviv) was how casual the security seemed. I had expected something much more intense. But then, I suppose it took very little conversation to assure the security person that my wife and I were not terrorists. That’s the basic difference between their airport security and ours–they are actually looking for terrorists; we are just going through the motions.

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