April 2017 Blog Archive

  • Chag kasher v'sameach and Happy Passover to all

    10 Apr 2017 by CST

    CST would like to wish the community and our volunteers a safe, happy and peaceful Passover.  CST would also like to thank all our volunteers who are giving up their time to keep our community safe.

  • How antisemitism poisoned the British Left

    7 Apr 2017 by Dave Rich

    This week’s furore over Ken Livingstone’s ongoing membership of the Labour Party has once again put antisemitism at the top of the news agenda – and at the heart of the battle over the future of the party. A tribunal of Labour’s National Constitutional Committee found Livingstone guilty of bringing the party into disrepute with his claim that Hitler “was supporting Zionism” – a claim he has repeated and expanded in the year since he first made it – but decided that his offence was not worthy of expulsion.  

  • Labour’s Refusal to Shun Livingstone Normalizes antisemitism

    6 Apr 2017 by Dave Rich

    The former London mayor’s claims go well beyond lazy moral equations of Israel with Nazi Germany ubiquitous in anti-Israel circles. They have more in common with Holocaust denial.  

  • Ken Livingstone: Dragging us through the dirt

    5 Apr 2017 by CST

    Ken Livingstone has dragged our Jewish community, Zionism and the Labour Party through the dirt. Labour’s NCC disciplinary panel agreed, finding he had brought the Party into disrepute.  

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