November 2015 Blog Archive
27 Nov 2015 by CST
Today sees the publication of CST's Antisemitic Incidents Report 2014 (see full PDF here). This is CST final report of the year. It examines the use of antisemitic language and images in mainstream politics and media, including social media. The report also covers public discussion and debate about antisemitism, including condemnations of antisemitism by mainstream figures.
25 Nov 2015 by CST
Our friends at the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) requested that CST write an article for their website, explaining modern antisemitism. The article, by CST's Mark Gardner, is shown below and is on HMDT’s blog here.
23 Nov 2015 by CST
Today, Monday 23rd November, marks the beginning of the second national Counter Terrorism Awareness Week. The campaign aims to inform the public about any possible terror threat, gives practical advice about staying safe and how communities can assist the Police and government in tackling extremism and radicalisation.
19 Nov 2015 by CST
Last night a Jewish school teacher was stabbed in Marseilles by three people proclaiming support for Islamic State. The teacher, 57 year old Tzion Saadon, was identifiably Jewish and was wearing a kippah (a Jewish skull cap). It has been reported that the assailants shouted antisemitic abuse and showed a photograph on a mobile phone of Mohammed Merah, the terrorist who killed 4 people at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France in 2012, and who also killed three soldiers in other attacks. The stabbing last night took place near a school and synagogue complex. The victim is said to not be in a life-threatening condition.
14 Nov 2015 by CST
CST extends its deepest condolences to all who have lost loved ones in the appalling Jihadist terror attacks across Paris on the night of 13-14 November. CST is in close contact with UK Police and Government to discuss the implications of the attack for UK Jewish security.
12 Nov 2015 by Mark Gardner
Yesterday, CST Blog featured an article stating the need for politicians and their political parties to adequately apologise, in words and actions, for antisemitic behaviours on their watch.
11 Nov 2015 by Mark Gardner
The controversy over Sir Gerald Kaufman MP’s (Labour) remarks about “Jewish money” and the Conservative Party has helped mask a simultaneous case with Sandra White (Scottish National Party), who is a Member of the Scottish Parliament, rather than the UK Parliament.
10 Nov 2015 by CST
250 supporters of CST attended its annual Northern Dinner, in a leading Manchester city centre hotel on the evening of 9 November 2015.
3 Nov 2015 by CST
Dan Uzan Z”L, the Jewish security guard who was brutally murdered, has been awarded a medal of courage at the French Embassy in Copenhagen. Uzan was slain whilst on duty at the Great Synagogue in Copenhagen during a Bar Mitzvah party on early Sunday 15th February 2015 by gunman Omar El-Hussein.
3 Nov 2015 by CST
CST's Dave Rich has an article about antisemitism and anti-Zionism on campus in the Jewish Chronicle.