White supremacy

House Judiciary plans hearing on white nationalism

Protestors at President Trump's visit to Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue last year. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing in the next few weeks focused on combating the rise of white nationalism in the U.S. with planned testimony from FBI and DHS officials, reports The Daily Beast.

The big picture: News of the committee's plan comes days after mass shootings at mosques in New Zealand left 50 dead. The shooter in those attacks called President Trump a "symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose" in his manifesto.

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New Zealand mosque shooting suspect visited Israel in 2016

Memorial for NEw zealand mass shooting
People pay their respects at a memorial for the Christchurch mosque shootings. Photo: Sanka Vidanagama/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Brenton Tarrant, the alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch mosques massacre, visited Israel on October 25, 2016, and left 9 days later, two Israeli officials told me.

Why it matters: It's unclear what brought Tarrant to Israel, and officials told me he didn't raise any suspicions when he entered the country. He arrived as part of a trip in the region that also included Turkey. The Israeli security services will have to investigate what Tarrant did in Israel and who he met before further details are released.

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