April 2016 Blog Archive

  • Happy Passover to all our readers

    21 Apr 2016 by CST

    Chag kasher v'same'ach. Wishing you a safe and peaceful Passover.

  • Over 75 new volunteer security officers graduate

    21 Apr 2016 by CST

    CST wishes to congratulate  over 75 new volunteer security offices who completed their training courses over the past month. The volunteers who graduated come from all parts of the Jewish community and from all age ranges. The courses held in March and April included two intensive residential courses which challenge the recruits to ensure they can help to secure and protect our Jewish community.  

  • Thursday 14th April 2016 – a day I will never forget

    15 Apr 2016 by CST

    Thursday 14th April 2016 was a day I fulfilled a sense of obligation and something that I see as every Jew’s duty, regardless of “how Jewish” you are. Thursday 14th April 2016 I went to Auschwitz.

  • What antisemites really think

    14 Apr 2016 by Dave Rich

    Last night Channel 4 broadcast a documentary called “What British Muslims Really Think”, based on an opinion poll asking a range of questions about integration, identity, religion social attitudes. The survey included a set of questions about attitudes towards, and beliefs about, Jews. It confirmed the findings of previous polls, showing that levels of antisemitism in Muslim communities are higher than in the general population. This pattern has been found by polls across Western Europe. This latest poll showed something else that is interesting, and is not specific to Muslims: that people who believe antisemitic things about Jews rarely think of themselves as antisemitic.

  • When “militant Zionist” just means “Jew”

    12 Apr 2016 by CST

    Antisemitism comes in lots of different guises. It can be blatant, subtle or hidden. It can invent new antisemitic charges, or rely on a reservoir of old antisemitic language and images. Or, sometimes, it just swaps the word “Zionist” for “Jew”, in the naïve hope that doing so will change an antisemitic statement into a political one.

  • CST quizzes London mayoral candidates

    6 Apr 2016 by CST

    Last night at JW3, the London Jewish Forum and Jewish News UK hosted the Jewish London Mayoral hustings, chaired by Doug Krickler. All the parties who have representation in Parliament were in attendance, including Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith; Labour’s Sadiq Khan; Liberal Democrat London Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon; UKIP’s Peter Whittle and the Green’s work and pensions spokesman, Jonathan Bartley, who stepped in on behalf of Green candidate Sian Berry.  

  • Far right demonstrators at Golders Green war memorial

    2 Apr 2016 by CST

    Nine far right activists held a supposed “anti-Shomrim” demonstration at the war memorial opposite Golders Green Underground Station from 1345-1415hrs on the afternoon of Saturday 2 April.

  • Islamic school investigated after promoting antisemitic leaflet

    1 Apr 2016 by CST

    A Yorkshire school is being investigated by the Government after promoting the antisemitic conspiracy theory that Jews are engaged in a global plot to take over the world and for distributing leaflets quoting the antisemitic forgery, the Elders of Zion.