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  • How international performers are unwittingly brought to Israeli settlements

    A Honda-sponsored racing event is moved from a settlement into Israel proper. Organizers admit they didn't inform the headliner that it was in occupied territory, and the racer says he wouldn't have participated if he had known. For the past several weeks, the Israeli Motorsports Federation and Honda Israel have been promoting an event featuring a rising international motorcycle racing star and a legendary motorcycle racing team. The catch? The racetrack is located deep inside the occupied West Bank — in an Israeli settlement called Petza’el. Joe Roberts, the main attraction, says he was never told about its exact location. [tmwinpost]…

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  • Motorcycle diaries: A brief moment of humanity with an Israeli policeman

    He had no idea Palestinians couldn't import high quality motorcycles. I had no idea Israeli policemen could be so friendly. How one motorcycle brought us together during a traffic stop in the middle of the West Bank. By Bassam Almohor Israeli police stop — Thursday, September 24, 2015. An Israeli policeman standing at the entrance to Ofra settlement, just east of Ramallah, motions for me to park on the side go the road. He walks slowly with his M-4 rifle, inspecting the license plate on my motorcycle, then pats my shoulder: “With all due respect, this is great; you wear…

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