Haaretz, Nov. 10, 2015
I watched the Israeli and other tourists — many of whom were heading for Taba’s casinos — swan through the terminal with barely a cursory glance at their travel documents.
What most concerned the state security officer seemed to be my journalism about Egypt and my views on the situation there, including in the troubled Sinai.
[...] [A]s I sat waiting, I realized that the information I had already volunteered could be used to concoct a “compelling” case against me, especially with all the show trials that have occurred over the past couple of years.
[...] Egypt needs to stop searching people’s political and intellectual baggage and focus its attentions on the actual luggage moving through its airports. It’s the insecurity of the state that has to be shed before there can be true state security in Egypt.