September 2011 Blog Archive


    28 Sep 2011 by CST

    As mobile communications become more and more important to people’s daily lives, it is critical that we offer simple ways of getting in touch and reporting antisemitic incidents. Today, thanks to financial support from the Ministry of Justice Victims Fund, CST is launching ‘CST Report’, an innovative new method fo…

  • Shana Tova u'Metuka

    28 Sep 2011 by CST

    CST wishes everyone a happy, safe and peaceful New Year. Blogging here will be light over the next month, due to the High Holy Days.

  • CST fringe at Labour Party conference: "Preventing extremism, from those who used to promote it"

    23 Sep 2011 by CST

    After a successful fringe meeting at Liberal Democrat conference, CST's next fringe event will be at Labour Party conference in Liverpool on Monday 26th September at 9am. Held in partnership with ISCR, the panel will be chaired by CST's Mike Whine and includes: Shiraz Maher, a former member of Hizb…

  • Chanan Reitblat on fighting racism

    22 Sep 2011 by Dave Rich

    Chanan Reitblat, the Jewish student at St. Andrews University who was racially abused by Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign member Paul Donnachie, has written an account of what happened to him, and explained why he wanted Donnachie to be prosecuted. He writes: When I was a child, my family immigrated to…

  • ‘Wink-wink’ at the Glasgow Herald?

    20 Sep 2011 by Mark Gardner

    The Glasgow Herald is Scotland’s oldest and best selling quality daily newspaper. Tom Shields is one of its leading columnists, well known for his wit and observations. In today’s Herald, Shields invites his readers to imagine what it would be like being a Palestinian “under enemy occupation, divided by…

  • Johann Hari and "Loathsome smearing"

    15 Sep 2011 by Mark Gardner

    Independent columnist, Johann Hari, today admits to having plagiarised the work of others. He also admits to having branded someone as an antisemite, in order to wrong them. His admission and apology: The other thing I did wrong was that several years ago I started to notice some…

  • CST fringe events at party conferences

    12 Sep 2011 by CST

    CST's fringe events at this year's party conferences will feature former extremists, journalists and Members of Parliament discussing strategies for preventing extremism. The meetings will explore the reasons why people join extremist movements and how they can be encouraged to leave. We will also ask what Government can do to…

  • Liverpool PSC: There are too many Jews in Parliament

    8 Sep 2011 by Dave Rich

    Liverpool Friends of Palestine states on its website that it is "affiliated with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC)", and the Branch List page of the national PSC website includes a link to Liverpool Friends of Palestine. It functions, therefore, as the Liverpool branch of PSC. The Liverpool PSC website includes…

  • "Must watch" video at Norwich PSC website

    7 Sep 2011 by CST

    The website of the Norwich branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign carries a brief video by Iranian state propaganda outlet, Press TV, discussing Channel 4's 2009 documentary, "Inside Britain's Israel Lobby". (At the time, CST Blog insisted that this programme, despite its presenter's warnings against antisemitic conspiracy theory, risked…

  • Tower Hamlets, EDL, Jews and Israel.

    6 Sep 2011 by CST

    This weekend, Tower Hamlets in London's East End saw the latest attempt by the English Defence League to intimidate Britain's Muslim communities. Jews and Israel were dragged into the affair, by both the EDL and anti-Israel boycotters. Jewish representative groups had called for the…