What is antisemitism?

Antisemitism is hatred, bigotry, prejudice or discrimination against Jews. Antisemitism is described as "the Longest Hatred" and has been used to describe all forms of discrimination, prejudice or hostility towards Jews throughout history.

Antisemitism hurts wider society, as the videos show, because it undermines community relations, instils fear of other communities, ethnicities and religions and hate ultimately breeds more hate. We should be focused on our similarities rather than our differences, for the betterment of wider society.

CST defines as an antisemitic incident any malicious act aimed at Jewish people, organisations or property, where there is evidence that the act has antisemitic motivation or content, or that the victim was targeted because they were (or were believed to be) Jewish.

Incidents can take several forms, including physical attacks on people or property, verbal or written abuse and threats, or antisemitic graffiti, leaflets or posters. Incidents can also include social media postings if they involve a UK-based offender or victim.

To learn more about antisemitism, see CST's list of definitions

What is Community Security Trust?

CST is Community Security Trust, a charity that protects British Jews from antisemitism and related threats. CST received charitable status in 1994 and is recognised by the police and Government as a unique model of best practice. CST has over 80 full and part-time staff based in offices in London, Manchester and Leeds. 

CST provides security advice and training for Jewish communal organisations, schools and synagogues. CST secures over 650 Jewish communal buildings and approximately 1,000 communal events every year.

CST has a dedicated team which deals with antisemitic incidents and provides victim support while respecting your confidentiality at all times. CST can liaise with police and other bodies to help ensure that any incident is dealt with properly. If you do not want to contact the police directly, CST can do so on your behalf as a ‘Third Party Reporter’.

If you would like to report an antisemitic incident you can report it to the CST Incidents department.

Create Against Hate

Create Against Hate is a partnership between Facebook, creators, CST and other charities to counter hate speech and extremism on Facebook.

CST is delighted to have been a part of this project and has produced the #AntisemitismHurtsMeToo campaign. 

Fight antisemitism with us 

Have you been affected by antisemitism? Do you stand with the Jewish community in the fight against antisemitism?

Contact CST's campaign team on share@cst.org.uk and share your story with us.

Let's fight antisemitism together

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“CST is an inspiration for all those working to counter hate incidents and crimes... We have been able to move forward knowing that we have colleagues, friends and allies who are working against hate and prejudice with us.”

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