October 2015 Blog Archive

  • Kaufman: back to antisemitic basics

    30 Oct 2015 by Mark Gardner

    The antisemitic charge that Jewish money controls British politicians is old and well known.

  • David Cesarani z"l

    26 Oct 2015 by CST

    CST is deeply saddened by the news that Professor David Cesarani OBE has passed away at the age of 58. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

  • Two men arrested for flying Hizbollah flags

    22 Oct 2015 by CST

    This week Police announced that two men were arrested for flying the Hizbollah flag during a Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstration in Central London “for offences under Section 13 of the Terrorism Act 2000”.  

  • Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime Launches Hate Crime Dashboard

    20 Oct 2015 by CST

    The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) launched a Hate Crime dashboard last week coinciding with National Hate Crime Awareness Week. It was launched as part of MOPAC's Hate Crime Reduction Strategy which CST was consulted on.  The figures cited are from the Metropolitan Police Service, who CST has a data sharing agreement with which mutually ensures greater accuracy in antisemitic incident figures.  

  • Potential UK impact of violence in Israel

    14 Oct 2015 by CST

    CST is monitoring current developments in Israel and how these may impact here in Britain.

  • Police appeal for information following antisemitic incident on train

    12 Oct 2015 by CST

    British Transport Police want to speak to several men following antisemitic chanting on the 19:03 train from Watford Junction to Birmingham New Street on Saturday 15th August 2015. A group of West Ham supporters, who are believed to have left the train at Northampton, chanted antisemitic songs and were challenged by a man who boarded the train at Watford Junction.  

  • Social Justice Campaigner: Why doesn’t antisemitism shock anymore?

    12 Oct 2015 by CST

    Dom Anderson, a social justice campaigner from Derby, has told the Jewish News that after promoting a Holocaust Education Trust event on social media, he was subjected to antisemitic abuse including Holocaust denial.  

  • National Hate Crime Awareness Week, 10th – 17th October 2015

    12 Oct 2015 by CST

    National Hate Crime Awareness week, which was founded in 2009 to mark the 10th anniversary of the London Nail Bomb attacks in Brixton, is taking place this year between 10th – 17th October. The week is coordinated by the 17-24-30 NO to Hate Crime organisation, which was founded to remember those murdered in the Nail Bombs, and Stop Hate UK.

  • Awful antisemitic abuse reported at Conservative Party Conference

    9 Oct 2015 by CST

    Instances of antisemitic abuse from protesters have been reported from outside the Conservative Party Conference, which took place in Manchester earlier this week. Witnesses have claimed that delegates were branded “Nazis” and one visibly Jewish delegate was told to “go back to Auschwitz”. The Greater Manchester Police (GMP) stated that they have “not received any reports” of antisemitism in relation to the conference, however the officers “policing the conference have been given clear direction to take action against any individual who goes beyond peaceful protest”.    

  • CST's Mark Gardner to EU Colloquium: attitudes need to change to tackle antisemitism

    2 Oct 2015 by CST

    CST’s Director of Communications Mark Gardner spoke today about antisemitism and the threats facing European Jews at an EU Colloquium on combating antisemitism and anti-Muslim hatred in Europe. The Colloquium was hosted by EU Vice President Frans Timmermans and EU Commissioner Věra Jourová. Mark’s speech is reproduced in full below.

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