October 2013 Blog Archive

  • 'My sleepless nights over terror threat' - Jewish Chronicle interview with former CST Chief Executive

    28 Oct 2013 by CST

    This week's Jewish Chronicle features a lengthy interview with former CST Chief Executive Richard Benson, which is reproduced in full below. My sleepless nights over terror threat By Marcus Dysch, October 24, 2013 The defection of English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson is unconvincing and does not remove the threat posed by…

  • Nailing the EDL-Zionist lie

    17 Oct 2013 by CST

    In the Huffington Post, Salma Yaqoob (ex leader of Respect) has written about Tommy Robinson, former leader of the English Defence League. Apparently, prior to quitting the EDL, Robinson complained to Yaqoob that “Zionists” had failed to support the anti-Muslim group: he bizarrely admitted the E…

  • CST's Mike Whine appointed new UK expert against racism and intolerance

    14 Oct 2013 by CST

    Mike Whine MBE, CST’s Government and International Affairs Director has been appointed as the UK Member of the Strasbourg-based European Commission against Racism and  Intolerance (ECRI). ECRI is the human rights agency of the Council of Europe, composed of independent experts, which monitors racism, xenophobia and antisemitism, and …

  • Anti-Zionism, back to basics with the NF (and BNP)

    10 Oct 2013 by CST

    In recent days both the National Front and Nick Griffin, leader of the British National Party, have shown, yet again, how their use of the word “Zionist” is basically the same as that found in Islamist and leftist anti-Israel circles. In doing so, they remind us of the need to g…

  • CST's work with other communities praised at international conference

    8 Oct 2013 by CST

    CST's work in combating antisemitic hate crime is often referred to as a model for other community organisations to follow in efforts to combat other forms of hate crime. This fits CST's ethos, that organisations working to reduce hate crime should oppose all forms of hate crime as a principle;…

  • Denying the denial in Iran

    1 Oct 2013 by CST

    It is understandable that many people breathed a sigh of relief when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's term of office as President of Iran came to an end this summer, in the hope that the foul antisemitism and Holocaust denial that marked his Presidency might be consigned to the past. This hope is…

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