Kudos to former Mayor Bloomberg, who's right on Israel
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The one airline whose planes can successfully detect rocket attacks is El Al, the flagship airline of Israel. With the proliferation of rocket attacks around the world, major airlines should begin thinking about equipping their planes with rocket-detection systems.
It is unfortunate that we have reached this point.
The estimated cost of this kind of system is $1 million. That seems a small price to pay for the safety of airline passengers.
Al D’Amato, a former U.S. senator from New York, is the founder of Park Strategies LLC, a public policy and business development firm. Comments about this column? ADAmato@liherald.com.
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