January 2011 Blog Archive

  • Law exists to stop the bigots

    31 Jan 2011 by CST

    This is a cross-post by Winston Pickett from the Jewish Chronicle Reports of antisemitism in the UK are reminiscent of a certain vertigo that used to throw Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign into a state of heightened anticipation. Betsy Wright, Clinton's acerbic adviser and veteran lobbyist, dubbed it waiting for…

  • Iran: Marking Holocaust Memorial Day With Holocaust Denial.

    27 Jan 2011 by CST

    On 27 January 1945, the largest Nazi killing camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated. Today, 27 January 2011, is Holocaust Memorial Day. On 25 January 2011, an excellent website entitled "The Holocaust Explained" was launched at the Foreign Office by Sir Andrew Burns (UK envoy for post-Holocaust issues) and Michael Gove MP (Secretary…

  • Rupert Murdoch, the "Zionist movement" and BBC Radio 5 Live

    25 Jan 2011 by CST

    Rupert Murdoch has long been a person of fascination to those who believe that Jews, or Zionists, run the media. You only have to put "Rupert Murdoch Jewish" into Google and scroll through the 209,000 results, many of them from neo-Nazi web forums, to marvel at the geneological detective work that…

  • How to trivialise the Holocaust

    24 Jan 2011 by CST

    any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind John Donne's words remind us that every war, massacre, famine, natural disaster or genocide touches all of us, as human beings, whoever we are and whatever the identity of those involved. The idea of comparing different episodes of human…

  • Westminster Hall debate on antisemitism

    21 Jan 2011 by CST

    Yesterday saw Parliament's Westminster Hall host a debate on the current state of antisemitism, and efforts to counter it, both in the UK and worldwide. The debate was moved by John Mann MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, and Mike Freer, MP for Finchley and Golders Green.…

  • Lincoln's blood libel and Seven Jewish Children

    20 Jan 2011 by CST

    In February 2009, the playwright Caryl Churchill wrote a short play, called Seven Jewish Children, as her "response to the situation in Gaza" the previous month. The play is explicitly about Jewish parents and children (Jews are mentioned in the title and the text, whereas the word "Israeli" does not appear…

  • Update. Article amended at Comment is Free

    18 Jan 2011 by CST

    On 12 January 2011, CST Blog expressed its concerns with an article by John Whitbeck, posted by the Guardian on its Comment is Free website on 29 December 2010. This followed my emailing initial concerns about the article to the Guardian Readers' Editor on 30 December.    The CST blog article…

  • One "blood libel"; but what about the others?

    14 Jan 2011 by CST

    The wave of revulsion expressed by media and others to Sarah Palin's abuse of the term "blood libel" is to be welcomed, but also highlights the complex nature of condemnations of this type. To briefly recap; six people, including a nine year old girl were murdered by a gunman who…

  • The Guardian and America's "slavish subservience to Israel"

    12 Jan 2011 by CST

    The myth of Jewish power dominates antisemitism. The myth finds its strongest mainstream resonance in grotesquely overblown claims about Zionists, or Israel, controlling America. For example, the Guardian Comment is Free website saw fit to run an article on 29 December 2010 that stated America has slavish subservience to Israel Indeed,…

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