April 2012 Blog Archive

  • Run for CST in the Community Fun Run 2012

    26 Apr 2012 by CST

    CST is taking part in the Community Fun Run 2012 on Sunday 20th May at London Maccabi. Over the past 5 years over £500,000 has been raised for Jewish charities through the Community Fun Run. This important communal event has grown from the involvement of 13 charities in 2007 to 39 charities in 2012.?? Please join…

  • Guardian removes Raed Salah comment from website

    24 Apr 2012 by CST

    The Guardian has removed a comment posted in Raed Salah's name in a comment thread on their Comment Is Free website at CST's request, which included a false and damaging allegation against CST. Raed Salah wrote an opinion piece for the Guardian last Thursday, in which he did not mention…

  • Guardian removes "false accusations of antisemitism"

    23 Apr 2012 by CST

    In February, CST Blog discussed Guardian Comment is Free headlines that wrongly claimed an article by Rachel Shabi revealed how "Israel's rightwing defenders" make "false accusations of antisemitism".   We noted:  The Jewish community has probably had more run-ins with the Guardian than every…

  • CST statement: Salah judgement

    10 Apr 2012 by CST

    Yesterday, CST Blog carried CST's initial response to the 5th April 2012 decision by the Upper Tribunal to overturn the Home Secretary's decision to deport Sheikh Ra'ed Salah. Now, having read the Tribunal's judgement, CST adds this, in addition to yesterday's blog posting:  CST was contacted by the Home…

  • Sheikh Raed Salah: appeal verdict

    9 Apr 2012 by CST

    It is being reported that Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the northern branch of Israel's Islamic Movement, has won his appeal against the decision of the Home Secretary to exclude him from the UK. CST is disappointed that Salah's exclusion has been overturned, but we have not…

  • Boycotts and freedom

    5 Apr 2012 by CST

    The front page of this week's Jewish Chronicle has two stories that go to the heart of the impact that anti-Israel campaigning can have on UK Jewish life, and on wider society. The lead story is about arguments over the inclusion of Israel's Habima theatre company in the 'Globe to…

  • French Islamists charged with targeting Jewish judge

    3 Apr 2012 by CST

    13 French Islamists connected to the banned Forsane Alizza group are to be charged with a series of terrorist offences, including a plot to kidnap a Jewish judge in Lyon. According to a report in the Guardian: Prosecutor François Molins told a news conference the Forsane Alizza group, or…

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Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
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