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An Israeli mayor pulled out of a speech to students visiting Poland after he was told to omit passages that could contravene the country’s new law on Holocaust responsibility.  

Eli Dukorsky, the mayor of Kiryat Bialik in northern Israel, said he had planned to mention the Jews who were murdered by Poles during the Holocaust in his speech, a joint appearance with the local Polish mayor. 

But he cancelled after being told by officials that his speech would have to be redacted...

A mosque in Stockholm was vandalized with racist words and symbols.

In a statement, the mosque management said a big swastika symbol was spray painted at the mosque's door.

The management strongly condemned the incident, saying the mosque had been facing such racist attacks for years.

"Our mosque members and our community are extremely disturbed by such attacks. Unfortunately, despite many racist attacks, the government could not do anything against Islamophobia and hate...

The attackers tried to take hold of the donkey he was riding and when he objected, they threw a stone at him.

A 20-year-old Jewish man was sentenced to 400 hours of community service and a 7,500 shekel ($2,200) fine for attacking a Palestinian worker and injuring him.

He will also be on probation for eight months. The State Prosecutor’s office is considering appealing the lenient sentence.

The attackers tried to take hold of the donkey he was riding and when he objected...

One of Israel’s chief rabbis called black people “monkeys” during his weekly sermon.

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef’s comments were denounced as ”racially charged” and “utterly unacceptable” by the Anti-Defamation League, a New York City-based organisation devoted to battling anti-Semitism and racism.

During his weekly sermon, the rabbi used a derogatory Hebrew term for a black person, before going on to call a black person a “monkey,” according to footage published by the Ynet news site...

A group of 25 people reportedly attacked a branch of Turkish lender Ziraat Bank in the northeastern Greek city of Komotini.

The masked suspects, calling themselves "anti-government anarchists," threw stones at the Ziraat Bank building after they launched a protest in the city center.

The main entrance of the bank and its windows were damaged during the attack.

No injuries were reported as the incident happened out of banking hours.

At the protest in central...

A total of 37 attacks have taken place against Turkish institutions in 2018 in Germany.

It has been noted that the attacks have visibly increased after Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” on Jan. 20 to clear militant groups from Afrin in northwestern Syria amid growing threats posed from the region.

The number of attacks against Turkish institutions in the country was 13 in 2017.

According to the report, several mosques, cultural institutions and restaurants...

Ugbaad Kilincci, a PvdA candidate councillor in Emmen, was faced with racism while campaigning in the Drenthe town on Saturday.

She was called, among other things, a "ragged-head moron", a "black monkey", and told to "go back to Africa", RTL Nieuws reports.

"I am mostly sad and I find it horrible that this is still happening in our society", the 30-year-old aspiring politician said to the broadcaster. "I specifically decided to make myself available for election because I want...

The Turkish Embassy in the Danish capital Copenhagen was attacked by four people with Molotov cocktails early Monday, according to a police official.

Torben Madsen from the Copenhagen police told reporters that the police had noticed the attack while patrolling the area at around 2.55 a.m. local time (0155GMT).

Madsen said a number of police officers were sent to the area, adding that the police officer who spotted the incident was focused on extinguishing the fire rather than...

PKK supporters' attacks on Turks in France have taken a new dimension, Turkish embassy in Paris warned on Friday, condemning the recent arson attacks.

In a written statement, the embassy said the Turkish diplomats are in close cooperation with the French officials to investigate the attacks and bring perpetrators to justice.

The statement said vehicles of two Turkish citizens were set on fire on March 5 and March 10, and a cafe belonging to a citizen was attacked similarly on...

A British army trainer accused of joining a “virulently racist” neo-Nazi group kept a terrorism manual written by the white nationalist Anders Breivik, a court heard.

Mikko Vehvilainen is accused of membership of National Action, along with private Mark Barrett and a 23-year-old man who cannot be named for legal reasons.

All three were described at the start of their trial by prosecutors as “active members” of the rightwing group, before and after it was banned in December 2016...

Thousands of people turned out saturday for an anti-racist march in the central Italian city of Florence in memory of a black man from Senegalese shot dead by a racist attacker.

Idy Diene, a legally resident street vendor aged 54, was gunned down Monday by a 65-year-old man. Then he initially intending to kill himself and leaving behind a suicide note for his family.

A peaceful throng of Italians joined members of Senegalese local associations in Santa Maria Novella square in...

National Geographic acknowledged that it covered the world through a racist lens for generations, with its magazine portrayals of bare-breasted women and naive brown-skinned tribesmen as savage, unsophisticated and unintelligent.

"We had to own our story to move beyond it," editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg told The Associated Press in an interview about the yellow-bordered magazine's April issue, which is devoted to race.

National Geographic first published its magazine in 1888....

Thousands of African men who could be given a choice by the Israeli government: Take $3,500 to relocate to an unnamed “third country” — widely reported to be Uganda or Rwanda — go back to their home country, or go to jail.

Israel began handing out the first deportation orders to Africans earlier this year. The government is scheduled next month to relocate the first of 38,000 Sudanese and Eritrean migrants, who entered Israel illegally in many cases more than six years ago.

The...

Refugees and refugee homes are still attacked nearly every day in Germany but the figures dropped significantly last year. 

The German government counted 2,219 attacks on refugees and their homes in 2017.

According to an Interior Ministry answer to an official parliamentary information request, the attacks broke down into 1,906 attacks on refugees and 313 on homes, with more than 300 people injured as a result.

The crimes listed in the statistics included bodily harm,...

Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians during the month of February, bringing the total number of Palestinians slain this year to 16. Four of the Palestinians killed in February were slain during search and arrest operations. 

Ahmad Samir Mahmoud Abu Ubeid, 18, was shot in the head while confronting soldiers during a raid in pursuit of Ahmad Nasser Jarrar in the northern West Bank village of Burqin on 3 February.

Also on 6 February, Israeli forces shot Khalid Walid al-Tayeh in...