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A German-Israeli artist who accuses Twitter of failing to delete hate speech tweets has taken matters into his own hands, by stencilling the offending messages on the road in front of the company’s Hamburg headquarters. A YouTube video shows Shahak Shapira and fellow activists stencilling tweets saying, “Germany needs a final solution to Islam” and “Let’s gas the Jews.”

Shapira said he had reported some 300 incidents of hate speech on Twitter but had received just nine responses from...

A municipal council in a suburb of Australia’s largest city said it was not to blame for a decision to ban the construction of a synagogue because it could become the target of a terrorist attack. In a statement Friday, the Waverley Council asserted that the decision to reject the synagogue was made by a local land use court, which said the congregation had not addressed the security concerns raised by the congregation in its development application. Waverley Council did not refuse this...

For the past seven years the country club in the local council Kochav Yair-Tzur Yigal in central Israel has refused to accept Arab members. Yet the community’s Jewish neighbors were welcome to enjoy the club’s three swimming pools, fitness room, lawns and other facilities. Some 20 percent of the Lev Hamakom country club’s members are from the Tzur Yitzhak community and the West Bank settlement Tzofim, to the east of it. Following a petition filed by a resident of the nearby Arab village Tira...

Missouri isn’t safe for people of color, says the NAACP, who recently issued an unprecedented travel warning for the state. The head of the Missouri NAACP says the national organization is backing a travel advisory urging caution in Missouri over concerns about whether civil rights will be respected. Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel says national delegates voted last week to adopt a travel advisory that the state chapter issued in June. Chapel says the national board will consider...

The European Union has hired an Israeli who advocates genocidal violence against Palestinians as the face of a new promotional campaign. Avishai Ivri appears in a video the EU embassy in Tel Aviv posted on its Facebook page last month. “The European Union. You think it’s anti-Israel, right?” Ivri begins. “Let me surprise you.” Ivri then rattles off trade and tourism statistics meant to convince Israeli viewers of just how much the European Union benefits Israel. He also boasts that the EU is...

Reports of anti-Semitic incidents have hit record levels in the first six months of 2017, according to a Jewish charity. The Community Security Trust (CST) said 767 reports were made to them between January and June - a rise of 30% on the same period last year. A total of 80 incidents involved physical attacks - up from 45 in 2016. CST chief executive David Delew said: "The hatred and anger that lies behind it is spreading." The CST has been recording anti-Semitic incidents for more than 30...

Video has emerged showing the moments before a man died after being thrown to the ground by police officers in an east London shop. The man, named locally as 20-year-old Rashan Charles, died in the early hours of Saturday morning after being chased and apprehended in the Yours Locally 24-hour store in Dalston, Hackney.

CCTV footage from the store, which has been widely circulated on social media, shows the man entering the shop before a uniformed police officer runs in after him and...

The tiny German town of Themar saw 6,000 people flock to what is said to be the country’s largest neo-Nazi rock festival: “Rock against Foreign Domination.” The far-right concertgoers vastly outnumbered the town’s population of 3,000 people. The event, ‘Rock gegen Ueberfremdung’ (Rock against Foreign Domination), took place on Saturday in the small, sleepy town of Themar in eastern Germany. According to various German media, the festival was the largest event of its kind.

The small...

Denmark has pledged more funds for family planning in developing nations, saying this could also help "limit the migration pressure on Europe". The Minister for Development Co-operation, Ulla Tornaes, said Copenhagen would contribute 91m kroner (£11m; $14m) for the programme. She said unwanted pregnancies had "enormous" human and social costs in the world's poorest nations. But she added that limiting Africa's population growth was also important.

Speaking at a conference in London on...

A racist banner against Celtic footballer Scott Sinclair has been displayed on an east Belfast bonfire. The banner was placed on a bonfire in the car park of Avoniel Leisure Centre. A message on the banner read: "Scott Sinclair loves bananas." The loyalist bonfire site is one of four that are subject to a High Court injunction secured by Belfast City Council. The injunction was sought by the local authority last week in a bid to prevent further materials being added to the pyres. Images of...

A Italian beach club venerating former fascist dictator Benito Mussolini has been raided by police. The Punta Canna club in Chioggia, near Venice in northern Italy, is decorated with pictures of Il Duce and signs proclaiming the sight an “anti-democracy, regime run zone” and “don’t break our falls”. Other signs said: "in a country devastated by institutional and rude thieves here are the rules that are missing: order, cleanliness, discipline, severity" and “the law of justice comes from the...

When a journalist from the Ivory Coast asked the newly-elected leader why there was no Marshall Plan for Africa, the billions of dollars in economic aid the United States poured into destroyed European countries after World War II, Macron responded with a three-minute soliloquy. “The challenge of Africa is completely different, it is much deeper. It is civilizational today,” Macron stated, according to media reports. “Failing states, complex democratic transitions, the demographic transition...

Two ticket inspectors of the Deutsche Bahn German train system were caught on camera savagely dragging a black man out of a train after he reportedly refused to provide his ID and pay a fine for not having a ticket.
The alleged fare-dodger could be seen vehemently clinging on metal handrails, as two men in uniform ferociously battle to get him out of the suburban S-Bahn train, headed to Munich city center from the airport. While one of the inspectors tries to remove the man’s hands...

Israel's opposition party leader on Saturday accused the government of shifting towards a "fascist" trend. According to The Jerusalem Post, speaking at a cultural event, Zionist Union Party Chairman Issac Herzog said the future of Israel's democracy was at stake. "We are going through a process of fascistization of the Israeli politics," The Jerusalem Post quoted Herzog as saying. He said those who were worried about Israel's future and wanted to prevent fascistization "should support the...

A Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter in the shooting death of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook. Outside the courthouse, Castile’s mother said the officer got away with “murder”.

Jeronimo Yanez, who is Latino, was also cleared of two lesser charges arising from the July 2016 traffic stop in a St Paul suburb. Jurors deliberated for about 29 hours over five days. Castile was shot just seconds after informing...