February 2014 Blog Archive

  • CST statement on the FA verdict regarding Nicolas Anelka

    27 Feb 2014 by CST

    Nicolas Anelka has rightly been found guilty of introducing an ugly antisemitic gesture into British football. We acknowledge Anelka’s denial of antisemitic intent, but his action was clear and the FA’s zero tolerance approach to racism meant there could be no other outcome. This verdict sends a strong m…

  • Rankin: developments

    14 Feb 2014 by CST

    Yesterday's CST blog (scroll below, or see here) covered allegations by the celebs' photographer Rankin about movie stars running scared of the power of American "Jewish zealots". Today's Telegraph carries an apology from Rankin: In an interview that was set up with The Independent about…

  • Independent: Rankin’s snapshot of antisemitism today

    13 Feb 2014 by CST

    Today's Independent carries an interview with celebrity photographer, Rankin. He inadvertently provides a brilliant snapshot of the paradox that underpins so much of today's antisemitism. Rankin speaks as “a humanitarian”, so presumably is no antisemite. Nevertheless, he repeats antisemitic conspiracy theory. That is the snapshot. It shows how modern (and o…

  • CST hate crime report: good news, but the heat is still on

    7 Feb 2014 by CST

    The Jewish Chronicle carries this opinion piece below by CST's Director of Communications, Mark Gardner, analysing CST's latest annual Antisemitic Incidents Report (download report pdf here). For once, the antisemitism headlines are good news, “CST reports incidents down by 18 per cent”. At CST, we welcome the fall, but know t…

  • CST Antisemitic Incidents Report 2013

    6 Feb 2014 by CST

    CST's Antisemitic Incidents Report 2013 is published today and shows an 18% fall in the number of antisemitic incidents recorded in the United Kingdom in 2013 compared to 2012. CST recorded 529 antisemitic incidents across the country during 2013, compared to 649 incidents in 2012. A further 465 reports were received but were not deemed to be antisemitic and…

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