(JTA) — Twitter has removed a handful of racist tweets and suspended several accounts after a German-Israeli satirist stenciled about 30 of them outside the company’s offices in Hamburg.
Shahak Shapira used spray-paint to write the nearly 30 offensive tweets on Twitter’s building and on the pavement around it. He claimed responsibility for the act on Monday in a tweet, which said: “I reported about 300 hate tweets. Twitter didn’t delete ’em, so I sprayed them in front of their office.”
The tweets included “Let’s get together and gas Jews again … the old days were nice.” And “Here comes another horde…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli soldier convicted of shooting a downed Palestinian terrorist entered military prison to begin serving his 18-month sentence.
Elor Azaria arrived at a military base in the center of the county on Wednesday, a day after the Military Court of Appeals denied his request to delay the beginning of his sentence until IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot decides whether or not to commute his sentence. The appeals court upheld his conviction and sentence last week.
Dozens of supporters waited outside the Tzrifin military base and cheered for him as he exited his car.
BERLIN (JTA) — The Berlin-based creator of the viral Yolocaust website spray-painted the German headquarters of Twitter with anti-Semitic posts that the social network failed to delete when he reported them.
Shahak Shapira, a 28-year-old Israeli German, released his own tweet on Monday claiming responsibility after first working anonymously.
“I reported about 300 hate tweets. Twitter didn’t delete ’em, so I sprayed them in front of their office,” he wrote.
His tweet has been retweeted more than 7 million times.
Shapira used water soluble spray-paint on the Hamburg building.
The tweets included “Let’s get together and gas Jews again ……
(JTA) — Bernie Sanders may hope to be seen as the true face of the Democratic Party, but he doesn’t have to get there by playing fast and loose with the truth.
With Hillary Clinton out of the way, the Independent from Vermont is still in the Senate and pushing the grassroots fundraising offshoot from his presidential campaign, “Our Revolution.” It’s almost as if Sanders didn’t lose the primary fight against Clinton last year.
“Bernie Sanders’ campaign isn’t over,” a story this week in the New Yorker says. It describes his forays deep into a country won by…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel Police detained a 33-year-old man who made Facebook threats against participants in the Jerusalem gay pride parade.
The unidentified man, from central Israel, made the threats in a post Thursday on his page before the start of the parade, Israel Police said. He was questioned and released by an Israeli court that ruled he cannot enter Jerusalem until Friday, Israel’s Channel 10 reported.
Uniformed and plainclothes police were assigned to secure the route, the Israel Police said in a statement ahead of the march, which started at 4:30 p.m. Participants are only permitted to enter the…