Political correctness has advanced another step in a place one might have considered it to be impossible – Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel.
In what can only be viewed as a sign of pure insanity, Israel’s Surpreme Court issued a court order asking airport authorities to explain within 45 days why they cannot inspect all airport passengers using equal, objective and uniform criteria and why Arab passengers are automatically tagged a security risk.
During the hearing, Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch remarked that it is impossible to label an entire population and that there is no doubt that humiliating Arab citizens during the security inspection is unacceptable.
Attorney Auni Bana, who represented the Association for Civil Rights, expressed satisfaction with the Court’s decision. Bana added, “No one disagrees about the importance of security checks, but the sweeping way in which Arab citizens are questioned about their destination, about the people whom they plan to meet, the fact they are required to disclose personal information stored on their computers – all these create an intolerable situation in a democratic country and is a constant reminder to these citizens that the state itself does not see them as deserving of equal rights.”
In response to the court order, an airport security official said, “it is unfortunate that the Supreme Court judges are sitting in their air-conditioned rooms and do not understand the dangers posed just by debating the issue. The Twin Towers tragedy took place, the danger has not disappeared and peace has not come. The Supreme Court is endangering the security of Israeli citizens.
For anyone who has visited Israel and landed in Ben Gurion Airport, I would have to say the security is strict on “everyone” passing through. “Democracy” is not a valid reason to ignore an enemy within your borders.
Proverbs 22: 3 tells us: “A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, But the simple pass on and are punished.” Pretending a problem does not exist will not bring the peace so many Israelis long for.