Journalist Noor Fawaz’s Disingenuous Rant Against El Al Security

American journalist Noor Fawaz has gone on a long Twitter rant, bemoaning the treatment she received from El Al security, claiming it is all because she is “Palestinian”:

While everyone boarding a flight to Israel is asked questions about the contents of their belongings and who packed them, you needn’t be an investigative journalist to discover why she was put through the extra vigorous security. Spoiler alert: it is not because she is a palestinian Arab we want to humiliate for shits’n’giggles; rather, background checks were performed on her – checks that turned up her support of terrorism on social media, for all to see and easily find:

Palestinian arabs pretty much invented plane hijackings, which were commonplace in the 70s. We also know that palestinian Arab terrorists are willing to pretty much do anything, and do not value their own lives, let alone the lives of innocents. Ever wonder why we do not still see plane hijackings on Israel-bound flights, or these flights being blown up? The answer is simple: the level of security to which Fawaz was subjected.

By the way, she is not just a terror supporter but has also displayed signs of antisemitism:

Not that her antisemitism would have necessarily impacted the level of security checks. It’s just good to know her level of antipathy towards us.

Meanwhile, I am very suspicious of the timing of her tweets, which she posted just as Israel bids to join the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP) by easing travel restrictions for Palestinian-Americans.

Her social media reveals she has been to Israel before:

and was likely subjected to similar security checks, yet did not post a lengthy diatribe against them. Rather, I only found a brief allusion:

Surely this “journalist” could have put two and two together – especially if she was asked to provide social media information to Israeli airport security – and understood exactly why she went through the vigorous questioning.

What seems clear to me is Fawaz is not about reporting the truth but about demonizing Israel.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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