Drive-by Planet: Racism in Israel: African asylum seekers targeted

Still frames from the video – “Racism Report: Africans in Israel” (posted beneath) When Israeli president Shimon Peres spoke on Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem, he said that out of all the countries in the world Israel did the most to combat racial discrimination: We, the Jewish people, were victims of racism, persecution and ...

Drive-by Planet: IDF assaults on Andreas Ias and others during Jordan Valley protest

Andreas Ias getting smashed in the face with an M-16 Prior to the brutal assault on 20-year old Danish activist, Andreas Ias, in the course of a protest bike ride in the Jordan Valley, Israel attempted to block dozens of international activists from entering the country. The overreaction might make you think that unarmed international ...

Drive-by Planet: ‘Lines’ are the least of it

Drive-by Planet: UK bans Israeli tourism ad for fudging borders

Maps that suggest the occupied territories are part of Israel appeared on ads put out by the Israeli Tourism Ministry. The fondest dream of Zionists everywhere no doubt, but not welcomed by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority who say the ads are “misleading.” The Israelification effort also included replacing the term “West Bank” with “Judea ...

Drive-by Planet: What the Natan Eshel affair says about Netanyahu

Top: Eshel and NetanyahuBottom: Yohanan Locker, Zvi Hauser, Yoaz Hendel Women in Israel who are sexually victimized by officials in high places prefer to remain anonymous. In the media they are sometimes identified by a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. In the case of one of the victims of former president Moshe Katsav, the chosen ...

Drive-by Planet: Jodi Rudoren’s tweets and the chill in the lobby

A Rachel Shabi article in the Guardian’s Comment is Free section titled False accusations of antisemitism desensitize us to the real thing discusses the absurd targeting of New York Times Jerusalem reporter Jodi Rudoren for tweets some Zionist types viewed as problematic. Rachel Shabi: Apparently, soon-to-be bureau chief Jodi Rudoren has been sending bad tweets ...