Ethnic Profiling In Airport Screening: Lessons From Israel, 1968–2010

44 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2010 Last revised: 1 Apr 2016

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Yoram Y. Margalioth

Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law

Badi Hasisi

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law

Liav Orgad

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law; European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS); WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Date Written: June 10, 2010

Abstract

We interviewed a random sample of 918 passengers — 308 Israeli Jews, 306 Palestinians who are Israeli citizens (Israeli Arabs), and 304 non-Israelis — post check-in, at Ben-Gurion Airport, in an effort to learn about the individual and social cost incurred by the Israeli Arabs going through the security process. The article discusses what we learned from the survey and draws some policy implications. This is the first time such a survey was administered.

Keywords: Profiling, Terror, Israel, National Security, Cost Benefit Analysis, Airport Security Checks, Ben Gurion Airport

Suggested Citation

Margalioth, Yoram Y. and Hasisi, Badi and Orgad, Liav, Ethnic Profiling In Airport Screening: Lessons From Israel, 1968–2010 (June 10, 2010). 14(2) American Law & Economics Review 1 (2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1623183 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1623183

Yoram Y. Margalioth

Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law ( email )

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Badi Hasisi

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Liav Orgad (Contact Author)

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law ( email )

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