How Israel Handles Airport Security

Far better security, far less hassle.

Update: Bruce Schneier says Israel’s model wouldn’t scale for the U.S. — we have bigger airports, far more passengers, and far more planes. But the point isn’t “this is how the U.S. should do it”. It’s about their attitude and priorities.

Update 2: Via email from reader JW:

I recently heard the Israel vs USA versions of airport security succinctly summed up this way: “In the US, they search for weapons. In Israel, they search for terrorists.”

Monday, 15 November 2010