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Israel's cabinet breathed new life on Sunday into efforts to anchor in law the country's status as a Jewish state, legislation Palestinians have described as an obstacle to peace. A ministerial committee approved a revised version of a bill first proposed in 2011 that declares the "State of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people", its author, Avi Dichter of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party, wrote on Facebook. The legislation still has to go through further...

The US Department of Justice has reportedly decided not to charge two white officers who shot and killed a black man in Louisiana last summer. Video footage appearing to show the officers holding down Alton Sterling as they fired their weapons sparked days of protests in Baton Rouge.

News of the decision leaked to US media on Tuesday before the city mayor or the Sterling family had been told. People soon began gathering outside the shop where the incident happened. A vigil was...

Last month, two black female employees of Fox — which, as you may have heard, is not exactly having a great year re: treatment of female employees by management — sued Fox News, alleging racial discrimination. The women, payroll manager Tichaona Brown and payroll coordinator Tabrese Wright, assert that Judith Slater, comptroller, subjected them to “top-down racial harassment.” As the New York Times reported, Slater was allegedly “making numerous racially charged comments, including...

Dynamo Kiev fans took to wearing outfits of white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and masks bearing swastikas to welcome a visiting UEFA inspector in their home match versus fierce rivals Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday. Dynamo ‘ultras’ called for those attending the game to arrive at the club’s Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex stadium dressed in white – the colour of the club’s home strip – calling the action “white frenzy,” Ria Novosti reported. Some fans attended the match dressed...

Far-right crimes in Germany reached a new record high of 23,555 cases in 2016, according to the interior minister on Monday. Speaking at a press conference in Berlin, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the increasing scale of violence was a worrisome development. “Violent offences has increased significantly, this should be real concern to us all. We are particularly witnessing an increase in grievous bodily harm,” De Maiziere said. Among the 23,555 far-right offences recorded by...

The German military's counter-intelligence agency is looking into 275 suspected right-wing extremists in its ranks, including a soldier heard saying "Heil Hitler", the Defense Ministry has told parliament in a letter seen by Reuters on Sunday. About 143 of the cases were reported last year and 53 this year, the ministry wrote in its 15-page answer, detailing incidents of soldiers performing Nazi salutes or uttering racist remarks against servicemen with migrant backgrounds. Public displays...

German skincare brand Nivea pulled an ad declaring “white is purity” after social media users protested its racist connotations, and others used the ad to spread messages of white supremacy.
The ad for the company’s Invisible for Black & White deodorant depicts a woman with long hair, draped in a white robe, with the slogan “White Is Purity” across the bottom of the image.

The ad was posted on the company’s Facebook page and geographically targeted to users in the Middle...

A Dutch retailer has withdrawn from its stores a children's colouring book that featured Adolf Hitler, complete with Nazi salute and a Swastika on his arm.

Kruidvat, which sells household goods, said on Facebook that it "deeply regretted this incident".

It described the image, appearing in two different colouring books themed around football and castle towers, as "inappropriate".

"The colouring books went on sale on Monday April 3 and were immediately withdrawn from sale...

Demonstrators from far-right groups clashed with anti-fascist protesters in central London on Saturday, as British police imposed restrictions to try to keep the opposing groups apart. Authorities arrested 14 people for various offenses. Protesters gathered at Trafalgar Square and spilled on to nearby roads. London's Metropolitan Police imposed conditions on the march and rally Saturday by Britain First and the English Defence League. Organizers described the event as a response to the...

Franck Sinisi, a member of the far-right National Front, said: “I think we can take Romani people to the dentist and dismantle their golden tooth for meeting their shelter and food needs. They cost much for us.” Sinisi was dispatched to party’s disciplinary committee after making these comments. In reaction to the statement, General Secretary of National Front party, Nicolas Bay, said: “These expressions are unacceptable, I think it’s a joke. But it was a very bad joke.”

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The Lebanese tourism minister has come under fire after saying he was happy about the current problems Turkey is facing and many in the country have called for him to resign over his "racist comments".

Speaking in an interview on MTV Lebanon on Friday, Lebanese Tourism Minister and Deputy Chairman of Tashnag, a small Armenian party, Avadis Kadanian said as an individual he does not like Turkey and would rather not welcome any Turks to Lebanon.

"I would not promote anything...

For more than three decades, the story of Operation Moses - the mission to airlift thousands of Jews from Ethiopia and absorb them in Israel - has been a source of pride for many supporters of the Jewish state.

Even today, it is often recalled as an exception to the racist rule, a rare episode in which black people were not taken out of Africa to be enslaved, but rather, in order to be liberated.

Putting aside the erroneous Euro-centric assumption that Israel is not an...

Nearly a third of foreigners living in Japan say they have experienced derogatory remarks because of their background, while about 40% have suffered housing discrimination, according to a landmark survey.

Japan’s justice ministry sent questions to thousands of foreign residents to gain an unprecedented glimpse into their experiences of racism in a country that has experienced a surge in overseas visitors.

The results come as the country prepares for the global spotlight of...

One of Britain's biggest buy-to-let landlords, Fergus Wilson, has banned 'coloured' people from renting his properties because, he says, they leave them smelling of curry.

In an email to a letting agent acting on his behalf Mr Wilson, who runs a property empire in Kent, said: “No coloured people because of the curry smell at the end of the tenancy.”

When contacted by The Sun Mr Wilson defended his comments, saying : “To be honest, we’re getting overloaded with coloured people....

A U.S. Army veteran accused of fatally stabbing a 66-year-old man in New York City allegedly told police he traveled from Baltimore specifically to kill black men.

James Harris Jackson, 28, was allegedly caught on a security camera Monday thrusting a knife into Timothy Caughman’s chest and back several times. Caughman had been rummaging through the garbage outside of a Manhattan building when Jackson attacked him.

Bleeding profusely, Caughman managed to walk to a nearby police...