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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2019, 06:29:04 PM »
Well he made it home BH. Bad experience for him and he never wants to fly through there again. No great loss.
The whole thing doesn't make sense to me, they have Jews fly through every day and don't really cause issues.
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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2019, 06:31:16 PM »
Full story?
No other Jews on the NYC flight. No other frum jews on the AMM leg. No clue why they bothered him. But as reported earlier. Tefillin tossed around. Siddur on the floor. Questioned about what they are. And thats it.
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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #62 on: January 17, 2019, 06:32:20 PM »
The whole thing doesn't make sense to me, they have Jews fly through every day and don't really cause issues.
Rught I'm crying the sky is falling because I'm an attention *****.  :D
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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #63 on: January 17, 2019, 06:33:48 PM »
Rught I'm crying the sky is falling because I'm an attention *****.  :D
I'm not doubting you, I'm just saying it's really weird.
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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #64 on: January 17, 2019, 06:36:04 PM »
The way your describing it now, BIG DEAL.

They dont see teffiln every day and possibly some kiruv rechokim might help.

In Egypt my tiffin was opened, I explained diligently what it is, its holy and needs to be respected, they respected it.

Imagine someone walking thru an airport with these boxes wrapped in belts while your the security officer.

If they disrespected him, threw down his items or damaged it,  it would be a different story and in such a case action is required.


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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #65 on: January 17, 2019, 09:39:15 PM »
Initially you made it seem like a violent anti semitic event which raised a few eyebrows since no one experienced anything remotely similar. I wouldnt even have blamed it on a rogue agent, as IME, there are always many people around and presumably would stop him.

But in your subsequent post, you dialed it down a bit

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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #66 on: January 17, 2019, 09:53:01 PM »
Initially you made it seem like an anti semitic event which raised a few eyebrows since no one experienced anything remotely similar. I wouldnt even have blamed it in a rogue agent, as IME, there are always many people around and presumably would stop him.

But in your subsequent post, you dialed it down a bit
They started questioning what they were and it was explained to them thats they are religious articles and then a supervisor is called over and they are tossed around thats a bit more than a rogue agent. And throwing the siddur around as well. Maybe it wasnt intentionally antisemetic. It was definitely intentionally disrespectful. They let him take prigat drinks that he mistakenly left in his bag from the previous lounge stop but questioned the tefillin. I say they knew exactly what they were doing.
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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #67 on: January 17, 2019, 09:58:29 PM »
They started questioning what they were and it was explained to them thats they are religious articles and then a supervisor is called over and they are tossed around thats a bit more than a rogue agent. And throwing the siddur around as well. Maybe it wasnt intentionally antisemetic. It was definitely intentionally disrespectful. They let him take prigat drinks that he mistakenly left in his bag from the previous lounge stop but questioned the tefillin. I say they knew exactly what they were doing.
I can tell you from experience that many security agents around the world dont know what tefillen is and sometimes take them out and ask about them
I dont want to tell you how to raise your children, but IMHO running to accusations of anti antisemitism isn't wise
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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #68 on: January 17, 2019, 10:02:52 PM »
I think, this is a false scare.

From floor to tosed around..... 

In general the atmosphere there is totally not anti semitic.

While our cousins might not love us to put it down in a nice way, they are pretty much respectful in AMM.

The TSA is worse at times.

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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #69 on: January 17, 2019, 10:05:07 PM »
I can tell you from experience that many security agents around the world dont know what tefillen is and sometimes take them out and ask about them
Im sure that is true Coming off a TLV flight to catch the NYC flight basically should see it several times a day.

I definitely agree its not as bad as i thought it was. From what i could tell he was only frum jew on the flight which is not what i expected. So lesson learned. Probably gonna send him back through IST  ;D
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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #70 on: January 17, 2019, 10:05:50 PM »
I can tell you from experience that many security agents around the world dont know what tefillen is and sometimes take them out and ask about them
I dont want to tell you how to raise your children, but IMHO running to accusations of anti antisemitism isn't wise
I've had that in JFK, too. Did the agent throw the siddur on the floor and rip it as I understood from the first post?

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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #71 on: January 17, 2019, 10:08:39 PM »
I think, this is a false scare.

From floor to tosed around..... 

In general the atmosphere there is totally not anti semitic.

While our cousins might not love us to put it down in a nice way, they are pretty much respectful in AMM.

The TSA is worse at times.

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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #72 on: January 17, 2019, 10:08:51 PM »
IST wouldn't be a wiser choice.

There were instances in the past where Jews at IST had issues.

Whenever he flies make sure that that IST transfer is sorted...

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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #73 on: January 17, 2019, 10:09:45 PM »
I've had that in JFK, too. Did the agent throw the siddur on the floor and rip it as I understood from the first post?
That part of the story has been revised.

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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #74 on: January 17, 2019, 10:10:00 PM »
I've had that in JFK, too. Did the agent throw the siddur on the floor and rip it as I understood from the first post?
Yes. Tefillin were just tossed around. Dialing down other info. Sounds like TSA style treatment all things considered.
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