August 2011 Blog Archive

  • Antisemitic and anti-Israel graffiti in north Manchester

    31 Aug 2011 by CST

    Greater Manchester Police are calling for witnesses following a spate of antisemitic and anti-Israel graffiti in Prestwich, north Manchester,overnight on Friday/Saturday 26-27th August. The graffiti read "Free Gaza", "Free Palestine" "Jew Scumbags" and "F**k the Feds". Thirteen different examples of the graffiti, all daubed in the…

  • SPSC & the Jewish People

    31 Aug 2011 by CST

    Paul Donnachie, the St. Andrews University student convicted of the racially aggravated harassment of a Jewish student because that student had an Israeli flag on his wall, told the court that he is a member of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC). SPSC, as noted before on this blog, has…

  • St. Andrews student racism case - SCoJeC report

    30 Aug 2011 by CST

    The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SC0JeC) has published a report on the St. Andrews University case, in which one student, Paul Donnachie, was convicted of racially aggravated harassment of a Jewish student, Chanan Reitblat. The SCoJeC report is worth reading in full. It succinctly summarises the evidence presented…

  • 'Anti-racist' anti-Zionism and the law

    24 Aug 2011 by CST

    Paul Donnachie, a student at St. Andrews University in Scotland, has been expelled from the university after being found guilty of racially abusing a Jewish student. Donnachie had defaced (in an obscene manner) an Israeli flag on the wall of Chanan Reitblat's bedroom, and called Reitblat a terrorist. The trial…

  • Latuff and the Guardian

    23 Aug 2011 by CST

    Today's Guardian carries a profile of Carlos Latuff, the Brazilian cartoonist whose work is used by many anti-Israel, anti-American and anti-globalisation activists in their political campaigning. The Guardian describes Latuff as "The voice of Tripoli", because of his cartoons relating to the Libyan uprising; but their article typifies the superficial…

  • Vile anti-Zionist "logic" at Guardian Comment is Free

    11 Aug 2011 by CST

     A 2010 survey by Jewish Policy Research examined the real interconnection between Jews and Zionists and Israel; and showed why the border between hatred of Jews, Zionism and Israel can be so porous. 72% of British Jews self-categorise as “Zionists” 82% of British Jews say Israel plays a “central” or “important but not …

  • Current security situation

    10 Aug 2011 by CST

    CST website has been updated with security advice following widescale public disturbances and riots in London, Birmingham and elsewhere. To be clear, there is no suggestion that any of the violence has been deliberately directed against Jews or Jewish communal property. The violence is, however, quite indiscriminate and could as…

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