El Al has requested that it be permitted to handle its own baggage screening at Newark Airport, a move it has already made in 4 other US airports. Why? Because it doesn’t trust the TSA. Think about that. A foreign airline — albeit one with the best airplane security in the world — doesn’t trust us to do our own security. If you’ve ever gone through airport security and felt it was a charade, you were probably right. El Al doesn’t mess around. And incredibly (and impressively) the TSA has allowed El Al to retrofit its bomb detection machines with its own software, because El Al feels that the TSA’s software isn’t good enough. Only the best for us!