Israel tends to lead the world in airport and airplane security. It probably has something to do with terrorist attacks and previous hijackings. Well it just got even tougher to fly over Israel:
Soon, pilots from all airlines flying into Israeli airspace will have to enter a numbered sequence to prove they are not terrorist hijackers. The secret code will be generated by the Security Code System, designed by Elbit Systems complete with a credit-card-sized keypad. (MORE)
And what happens if you don’t enter your code in time:
Pilots who fail the authentication test when they approach Israeli airspace will be denied entry. Should a plane go ahead, ignoring further warnings, Israel will consider it hostile and scramble fighter planes for an interception.
Knowing Israel, that’s not an empty threat.