July 2011 Blog Archive

  • The Blame Game

    29 Jul 2011 by CST

    After 9/11, the idea spread amongst many different people, in different parts of the world, that Israel and/or the Jews were ultimately responsible for the terrorist attack. In one way of thinking, more common in Arab or Muslim majority countries, this was because (so the argument went) Israel actually carried…

  • Antisemitic Incidents in the UK, January - June 2011

    28 Jul 2011 by CST

    CST today releases its half-yearly report of antisemitic incidents in the UK for the period from January to June 2011. The figures show a fall of 13 per cent in the first six months of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. CST recorded 283 antisemitic incidents across the country in the first half…

  • The development of far right terrorism in Europe

    27 Jul 2011 by CST

    The report published by CST today, Terrorist Incidents Against Jewish Communities and Israeli Citizens Abroad, 1968–2010, includes several successful and foiled terrorist attacks against Jews by neo-Nazis and others on the far right. In the light of the horrific terrorist attack in Norway last week, and the ongoing debate about far …

  • Terrorist Incidents Against Jewish Communities and Israeli Citizens Abroad, 1968–2010

    27 Jul 2011 by CST

    17 years ago today, a car bomb exploded in the early hours of the morning outside Balfour House, in north London, which housed the offices of the Joint Israel Appeal and other Jewish and Israeli charities. A day earlier, another car bomb had detonated outside the Israeli Embassy in central London.…

  • Anders Behring Breivik's political platform

    26 Jul 2011 by CST

    When Anders Behring Breivik set out to commit mass murder last Friday, he left behind a huge amount of material explaining his motivations, intentions and preparations: mainly in the form of a 1,516-page written manifesto and a 12 minute video, both of which can be found here. There is something very…

  • Trans-European Trends in Right Wing Extremism

    24 Jul 2011 by CST

    Trans-European Trends in Right Wing Extremism, a new paper by CST's Director of Government and International Affairs Michael Whine, is now available to download in full here. The paper will appear as a chapter in a forthcoming book, a forthcoming book, Mapping the Extreme Right in Contemporary Europe (Berghahn Books)…

  • Recognising the threat of far right terrorism

    24 Jul 2011 by CST

    The appalling and tragic events in Norway on Friday have served as an horrific reminder that Europe's far right is capable of producing terrorists, who are just as willing to kill in large numbers as any jihadi terrorist group. Previously, most attempts by neo-Nazis or other adherents of far right…

  • If they're Jews send them back!

    22 Jul 2011 by CST

    Yesterday, CST Blog ran two separate items in the one posting: 1. part of an article about “American/neo-con ‘Long War’ to create a “New Middle East”…US/Zionist plans”: 2. an anti-Israel activist shouting "go back to bloody Russia" at a pro-Israel activist. We asked if you could …

  • BNP and Respect: spot the difference quiz

    21 Jul 2011 by CST

    The British National Party and the Respect Party lie at opposite ends of the political spectrum. So, this brief 'who said what?' quiz should be quite straightforward:    1. Which party's leading member has just posted this about "American/neo-con ‘Long War’ to c…

  • Remorseless rubbish about the pro-Israel lobby

    21 Jul 2011 by CST

    Sometimes, the little things in maintream public discourse reveal how bad things have become regarding received wisdom about Jewish issues amongst the chattering classes. One such detail appears in an article by Gerard Gilbert in today's Independent newspaper concerning a forthcoming BBC programme about the controversy that…

  • "All Jewish Children must die!": conviction for antisemitic abuse in Manchester

    19 Jul 2011 by CST

    The Manchester Evening News reports that a man who shouted antisemitic abuse at parents outside a Jewish school in Manchester has been convicted of religiously aggravated harassment: A taxi driver ranted racial abuse outside a Jewish school after getting stuck in a traffic jam. Taha Osman shrieked ‘All Jewish children …

  • AMIA: anniversary of an outrage

    18 Jul 2011 by CST

    Today is the 17th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the AMIA Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which killed 85 people. This was, and remains, the worst terrorist outrage against a Jewish target in the history of modern terrorism. To date, the alleged perpetrators of the AMIA bombing have…

  • OSCE: Confronting antisemitism in public discourse

    14 Jul 2011 by CST

    The summary report of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe) meeting "Confronting Antisemitism in Public Discourse" can be read at the website of the Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism Foundation. The report, a 42 page pdf, can be seen here. The meeting, the report and its recommendations should&nbsp…

  • American Nazi "Prophecy" and Dr Daud Abdullah: Deja Vu?

    12 Jul 2011 by CST

    Allegations of antisemitism are mounting against Sheikh Raed Salah of the Islamic Movement, as legal squabbles continue over Britain’s attempts to deport him back to Israel. Salah’s public relations defence is being led by MEMO (Middle East Monitor), a UK Islamist lobby / media group under the directorship of D…

  • Antisemitic Dogs and Denying Antisemitism

    8 Jul 2011 by CST

    Richard Falk is the United Nation’s special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories.  His recent behaviour is a set-piece example of how the anti-racist anti-Israel left treats antisemitism. (Except, that is, for his eventual apology.) In summary, that is to: 1. Normalise antisemitic …

  • Gwyneth Paltrow at Young CST Event

    7 Jul 2011 by CST

    Gwyneth Paltrow was the special guest of Young CST's summer cocktail event, where she was interviewed about her Jewish roots by Vanessa Feltz. This was Young CST's second ever event, following its launch last November. Young CST caters for CST supporters aged 25 to 35 years old. The evening…

  • Sheikh Raed Salah: The Indictments

    6 Jul 2011 by CST

    Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, is currently in prison in the UK awaiting an appeal hearing against his deportation from the UK. His case has attracted a great deal of media and political attention, mainly because he entered the UK…

  • CST is now on Facebook and Twitter

    5 Jul 2011 by CST

    CST is now active on the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter. You can follow CST on both platforms by clicking on the buttons below. CST will retain its core focus as a community security organisation that monitors and cares for the victims of antisemitism. The Facebook page will include…

  • The Guardian: Fuelling Denials of Antisemitism.

    1 Jul 2011 by CST

    Today's Guardian editorial, concerning the detention by UK Border Agency of Sheikh Raed Salah, leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel, typifies the bias with which most Israel-related antisemitism is treated by large swathes of the liberal-left and far-left. It is no surprise: after all, the…

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