May 2011 Blog Archive

  • Throwing the bathroom out with the bathwater

    31 May 2011 by CST

    This is a cross-post by Dan Sheldon, Campaigns Director of the Union of Jewish Students, from the UJS Blog That the UCU has chosen to condemn and disassociate itself from the EUMC Working Definition of Antisemitism is no surprise. Infact, that’s probably one of the worst aspects of this …

  • Press TV and the Protocols

    27 May 2011 by CST

    Iran's English-language station Press TV was censured by Ofcom this week for airing an interview with a jailed Iranian journalist which was obtained by force during his imprisonment. This is not the firsttime that Ofcom have ruled against Press TV, and the Iranian channel seems to be getting a bit…

  • Conspiracy theories at the New Statesman

    25 May 2011 by CST

    Last week Mehdi Hasan, political editor at the New Statesman, wrote a column about the activities of pro-Israeli lobbyists in Washington D.C., which he sees as the cause of the current impasse in the Israeli/Palestinian peace process. This paragraph, in particular, caught the eye (emphasis added): The…

  • UCU, EUMC, antisemitism and anti-Zionism

    20 May 2011 by CST

    People who carp and quibble over definitions of racism often have ulterior motives; and even more so, when they seek to outlaw the mere suggestion of a certain definition of racism. When the British National Party shouts “Rights for Whites” whilst urging racism against non-whites, you know what kind of s…

  • Progressive antisemitism, and the lessons of history

    17 May 2011 by CST

    I have written before on this blog about the failure of too many people in the West to recognise antisemitism when it occurs, or to accept it as a relevant factor when analysing the actions of people or organisations who are hostile to Jews or to Israel. This is why…

  • Nudge-nudge, wink-wink.

    16 May 2011 by CST

    If you had to guess which of the competing parties at the recent May 5th elections was talking about the "Zionist-led Labour Party", what one would it be? Had Zionism been a salient feature of Ed Miliband's leadership of the Labour Party then we could, perhaps, make…

  • Demonstration at the Israeli Embassy: a clarification

    13 May 2011 by CST

    CST is aware that a demonstration in support of Israel has been organised to take place outside the Israeli Embassy in London this Sunday (this is totally separate from the 'We Believe in Israel' event on the same day). Some of the advertising for this demonstration claims that it has…

  • Nick Griffin, hate crime expert

    10 May 2011 by CST

    While his party crumbles around him, a curious tweet (well, series of tweets) emerges from BNP leader and MEP Nick Griffin. Strung together, they read: Busy researching issue of racist attacks against English youngsters in Lancashire for short presentation to a Symposium on Hate Crime. Good to have been…

  • Antisemitic cat escapes from anti-Zionist bag

    9 May 2011 by CST

    The website of leading American political journal Dissent carries an article by CST's Mark Gardner, examining the increasingly anti-Semitic anti-Zionism of parts of the left intelligentsia It compares this, in part, with  the increasingly anti-Zionist anti-Semitism of American neo-Nazi ideologues. The Dissent article is entitled Routledge's Journal of…

  • Demonstrating for terrorists

    6 May 2011 by CST

    This afternoon, Islamists will demonstrate outside the U.S. Embassy in London to show their support for the jihadi leader who inspired the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in New York. Those readers of this blog who are familiar with the history of global jihadi terrorism will…

  • Hamas media on the killing of Osama Bin Ladin

    5 May 2011 by CST

    After the Hamas leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyah, condemned the killing of Osama Bin Ladin, who he described as a "holy warrior", the Hamas-run newspaper Filastin has affirmed the party line with a series of articles condemning the killing and threatening the United States. Filastin carried three commentaries on the…

  • Hamas and Al-Qaeda: Mutual Condemnation or Shared Admiration?

    4 May 2011 by CST

    Hamas Tribute to Bin Laden The killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has prompted considerable analysis and unleashed varied emotions. Words of condemnation, statements in tribute to him and calls for revenge were to be expected from al-Qaeda (AQ) supporters and sympathisers in the Global Jihad Movement. Rather revealing,…

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