Thanks for your kind words....Your post completes very well my opinion!
"all EL AL airliners are equipped with anti-missile defenses"
I'm nearly 100% sure EL AL doesn't have anti-missile pods on its aircrafts,
why would they use them ? the company only flies over "friendly" countries
and as Toda already stated, the cost of such equipment on the entire fleet
would cost a lot of cash! I know we're in a civil aviation forum but let's not
forget the threat isn't focused on aircrafts, such opinion helps the terrorists
who are certainly and unfortunately preparing plots in unexpected fields...Just
an exemple, today a bomb exploded in front of the US Consulate in Karachi,
Pakistan...8 people have been killed....the bomb wasn't in an aircraft!!!!