November 2013 Blog Archive

  • Happy Chanukah!

    27 Nov 2013 by CST

    Wishing everybody a happy, safe and peaceful Chanukah.

  • David Ward MP – Jews, money and power

    18 Nov 2013 by CST

    Jews, money and power is a well-worn antisemitic trinity. So, what possessed David Ward MP to send this tweet on 15th November? That Roma are marginalised is not in question. If David Ward MP wishes they had a better reputation, or better representation, then let him say so:…

  • Is criticism of Israel antisemitic?

    15 Nov 2013 by CST

    Jonathan Boyd, Executive Director of London's highly respected Institute for Jewish Policy Research, has a typically well written and thought-provoking article, concerning what is probably the most controversial question in the recent Fundamental Rights Agency survey of European Jews and antisemitism. (See previous CST blog…

  • FRA survey - what statements and actions do European Jews think are antisemitic?

    14 Nov 2013 by CST

    Last week's survey of Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism in 8 EU countries (Belgium, Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Sweden and the UK, covering 90% of the Jewish population of the EU) included an interesting section about the kind of statements and views that European …

  • FRA survey - antisemitic harassment and violence in the EU

    11 Nov 2013 by CST

    Last week the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published its ground breaking survey of Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism in the EU. The survey covers the UK, France, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Italy Hungary, and Latvia: around 90% of the estimated Jewish …

  • FRA survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in EU Member States

    8 Nov 2013 by CST

    The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) today published its ground breaking survey of Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism in the EU. The survey covers the UK, France, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Italy Hungary, and Latvia: around 90% of the estimated Jewish population in …

  • A meeting that disgraces Parliament

    6 Nov 2013 by CST

    Two days ago a meeting took place in the Houses of Parliament that highlights the worst elements of pro-Palestinian campaigning in this country, and brings shame on Parliament and on all who took part in the meeting. The meeting was organised by the Palestine Return Centre (PRC), to discuss their…

  • Ayatollah Khamenei's 'Zionist claws'

    6 Nov 2013 by CST

    The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, gave a speech a few days ago in which he explained how to interpret American policy towards his country: The claws of the Zionist financial powers and companies are so firmly sunk into the American government, its officials and the Congress…

  • Preview of official survey on European antisemitism

    1 Nov 2013 by CST

    Next week, on the eve of the 75th anniversary of Krystallnacht, the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) of the European Union will publish the results of its keenly awaited survey, “Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism”. It is the largest survey of its ty…

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