December 2011 Blog Archive

  • CST people recognised in New Years Honours list

    31 Dec 2011 by CST

    CST is proud that two key figures involved with the charity since its inception have been recognised in the New Years Honours list. CST's Chairman, Gerald Ronson, has been awarded a CBE for his philanthropic work inside and outside the Jewish community. Gerald has been a central figure in Jewish …

  • Hitchens and the anti-Zionists

    20 Dec 2011 by Dave Rich

    I never met Christopher Hitchens, but I'm guessing he would be amused to discover that even in death he has various conspiracy theorists' heads spinning. First up is Craig Murray, with the approval of Inayat Bunglawala, claiming that Hitchens was a "zionist propagandist": The Iraq War killed hundreds of thousands…

  • Antisemitic egg throwing in Golders Green & Hendon: suspect identified

    20 Dec 2011 by CST

    Barnet police have today informed CST that they have identified and questioned a suspect for the repeated antisemitic egg throwing that had targeted members of the Jewish community in Golders Green and Hendon, north west London, on Friday nights in recent weeks. CST is pleased to have worked with Barnet…

  • MPs challenge antisemitism in the UK

    19 Dec 2011 by CST

    This is a cross-post from Harry's Place blog by John Mann MP As chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, I like to think I can see some progress in getting things done. Our inquiry into antisemitism raised the profile of the fight against this ancient hatred. Our work…

  • Egg throwing in Golders Green and Hendon

    15 Dec 2011 by CST

    Over the past few weeks on Friday nights, members of the Jewish community walking on Golders Green Road and Brent Street have had eggs thrown at them from a passing car. Several incidents of this nature have been reported to CST, but the true number of incidents is likely to…

  • Italian far right group charged with terror plot against Jewish community

    15 Dec 2011 by Dave Rich

    Five neo-fascists belonging to the 'Militia' group have been charged with plotting terrorism against Jewish and other targets in Rome. The ANSA website reports: Five members of a Rome-based far-right extremist group were arrested and 16 placed under investigation Wednesday on suspicion of planning attacks against Rome's Jewish community and other…

  • Antisemitic Discourse in Britain in 2010

    8 Dec 2011 by Mark Gardner

    CST's final report of the year is out today. This is CST’s fourth annual report on antisemitic discourse, examining public discussion of antisemitism, Jews and Jewish issues in mainstream media and politics. It may be read in pdf format (51 pages, including graphics) at the …

  • Former extremists at Young CST dinner

    7 Dec 2011 by CST

    A former neo-Nazi and an ex-Islamist shared their experiences of extremism and antisemitism with an audience of 230 guests at the Young CST dinner in Central London last night. Matthew Collins, a former National Front, British National Party and Combat 18 member who now works for Hope Not Hate, and Shiraz Maher,…

  • George Galloway represents Press TV

    6 Dec 2011 by Dave Rich

    Last week the TV regulator Ofcom fined the Iranian TV station Press TV £100,000, for broadcasting an interview conducted with Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari while he was imprisoned in Iran, without obtaining Bahari's consent and without informing their viewers that the interview was conducted under duress. Despite previous suggestions to…

  • Loyalty Tests for Jews?

    5 Dec 2011 by Mark Gardner

    (Note: this article was updated on 8 December, with the apology by Paul Flynn MP. See at end, below.) The suggestion by Paul Flynn MP (Labour, Newport West), that Britain ought not to have a Jew as Ambassador to Israel, fuels the growing sense that it is becoming increasingly acceptable to…

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