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Closed Society: April 29, 2012

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El Al security personnel in Germany prevented actor Shredi Jabarin from boarding an Israir flight to Israel. Jabarin, an Arab-Israeli living in Berlin, was on his way to Israel to participate in a film production. According to him, when a security guard asked him if he can show him a contract, Jabarin answered that he does not hold a copy with him, but he is an Israeli citizen and the guard can treat him like “an Israeli citizen coming back home”. The guard then said “don’t say ‘home’, this is not home for you” and forced him to go through an extensive security check. After that, Jabarin was told he cannot board his flight.

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April 29th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Political: February 22, 2012

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MK Danny Danon (Likud) said during a Knesset plenum session that “not every Arab is a terrorist, but in the Israeli reality every terrorist is an Arab.”  The statement was made following a motion raised by Arab members of Knesset about the humiliating security checks of Arab citizens in Ben Gurion International Airport and on El Al flights.

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February 22nd, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Military and Security Forces: July 6, 2011

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Two Dutch journalists were not allowed to board on an El Al flight to Israel under security officials order, presumably because they intended to participate in the flotilla but did not do it eventually.

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July 6th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Closed Society: 3 April, 2011

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Rabbis of the Committee for the Sanctity of Shabbat demand that the Israeli flag not be displayed on the tails of El-Al aircraft that flies on Shabbat.

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April 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Closed Society: 31 October, 2010

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Professor Heather Bradshaw, an American neuroscientist, tried to travel to Israel from the Luton airport (HebrewEnglish). She states that the security forces treated her as though she were suspected of terrorism, conducted a 50-minute physical examination of her, and finally scolded her for delaying the flight. Thereafter she was required to board the plane with no personal cargo, holding only her passport and three credit cards. No one updated her about the belongings left behind.

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November 1st, 2010 at 12:34 am