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Israeli air security experts insist their methods better than U.S.

Israeli air security experts insist their methods better than U.S.


The Washington Post reports Israel has long held the reputation as home to the world's most stringent airport security procedures. But most passengers aren't frisked, there are no intimately revealing body-imaging scanners, and security experts dismiss as misguided the new, more intrusive American approach that requires pat-downs or highly detailed scans of every passenger.

Israel's approach allows most travelers to pass through airport security with relative ease. But Israeli personnel do single out small numbers of passengers for extensive searches and screening, based on profiling methods that have so far been rejected in the United States......

However uncomfortable the procedures are for some, Israeli security experts insist that Israel's methods are better at preventing terrorist attacks than the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's reliance on technology or pat-downs. Israeli experts say that even advanced scanners can fail to detect explosives

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/26/AR2010112603025.html?hpid=topnews

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