UK can learn from Israel
The three recent terrorist attacks in England have focused the attention of the world on the death, pain and suffering caused by these murders. However, the successful prevention of other terrorist attacks has not garnered much publicity. An example of this is the generally unreported capture of two separate Palestinian terrorists trying to enter Israel last month while carrying pipe bombs. In both cases, the men were caught by metal detectors at an Israeli checkpoint.
Critics of Israel frequently complain that the checkpoints are difficult or even humiliating for Palestinians. However, if the choice is between having terrorist bombs hitting major civilian targets and blowing up schools, concert halls, movies or bridges, and an inconvenienced population, the choice is easy. England and other nations would be wise to copy the Israeli model.
ARTHUR HORN East Windsor, N.J.