September 2017 Blog Archive

  • CST joins phone app for reporting hate crime

    29 Sep 2017 by CST

    CST is delighted to announce it has joined the Witness Confident ‘Self Evident’ app, designed for reporting hate crime. The app has been developed by the charity with the support of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the Metropolitan and Sussex Police forces…

  • Terrorism conviction for “HITLER You Were Right!” demonstrator

    26 Sep 2017 by CST

    On 11 July 2014, Hussain Yusuf was photographed holding a sign saying “HITLER You were Right!”. On 22 September 2017, Hussain was found guilty at Kingston Crown Court on three terrorism charges: and was sentenced to six and a half years imprisonment. It is a textbook case study in how antisemitic attitudes may denote further extremist and terrorist inclinations.         

  • Shana Tova and Happy New Year to all our supporters

    20 Sep 2017 by CST

    CST would like to wish the community and our volunteers and safe, happy and peaceful new year.  

  • CST prepares to protect our Jewish community in the run up to the High Holy Days

    18 Sep 2017 by CST

    CST has hosted a number of pre-High Holy Day briefings in recent weeks in order to prepare Police, security volunteers, security officers and commercial guards for the large security operation that will take place during the High Holy Day period. Briefings took place across the country, including in Leeds, Manchester, Cardiff, Liverpool, Sussex, Birmingham and London.  

  • Terrorist incident at Parson’s Green Underground Station

    15 Sep 2017 by CST

    Police are treating as a “terrorist incident” this morning’s explosion on an underground train at Parsons Green station, west London.  

  • Antisemitism and the Left: what does the new report from CST and JPR tell us?

    14 Sep 2017 by CST

    This week CST and the Institute for Jewish Policy Research published a major new study of antisemitism in Great Britain, based on the largest-ever survey of attitudes towards Jews and Israel in this country. The report launch featured a panel discussion that included CST's Dave Rich, who spoke about what the report's findings tells us about antisemitism on the left and its relation to anti-Israel attitudes.

  • CST and JPR produce major new study of antisemitism in Great Britain

    12 Sep 2017 by CST

    CST and the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) have produced a major new study of antisemitism that gives new insight and analysis about the extent of antisemitism in Great Britain. Two years in the planning, this is the largest and most detailed survey of attitudes towards Jews and Israel ever conducted in this country.  

  • The 2017 CST Dinner in Manchester

    12 Sep 2017 by CST

    Last night nearly 500 supporters of CST, including Politicians, Police and donors from the Manchester Jewish community and other northern communities, attended the 2017 CST Dinner in Manchester. CST is a charity that relies upon donations to do its work and fundraising events such as last night’s dinner are an opportunity for the Jewish Community and our friends to express their resolve to stand firm against antisemitism.    

  • Man imprisoned for antisemitic abuse in Golders Green

    11 Sep 2017 by CST

    Jose Manuel Silva has been convicted of racially, religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm, distress and criminal damage and sentenced to 28 days in prison and handed a fine after shouting antisemitic abuse in Golders Green.  

  • CST holds first cyber security conference for the UK Jewish community in London

    7 Sep 2017 by CST

    Following several high profile cyber attacks that have affected businesses, charities, and government services alike, CST facilitated a one-day cyber security conference for the Chief Executives of the UK Jewish community in London. Over 40 people attended the event that took place at JW3 in North London. The aim of the conference was to provide the professional leadership of Jewish community organisations with a greater understanding of the threat and risks of cyber attacks and crucially what sort of policies and practices these organisations should be adopting to best protect themselves. 

  • Man handed fine after pleading guilty to antisemitic hate crime

    7 Sep 2017 by CST

    At Ipswich Magistrate’s Court on 22 August, Richard Gary Reed pleaded guilty to religiously aggravated intentional harassment and received a £300 fine, and has been ordered to pay court costs, a victim surcharge and compensation to the victim. The case follows an incident in early August where the offender shouted antisemitic abuse at a visibly Jewish man.   

  • Antisemitic Discourse Report 2016

    6 Sep 2017 by CST

    CST’s new report, Antisemitic Discourse in Britain 2016, looks at the presence of antisemitic ideas or language, and discussion of antisemitism in general, in mainstream media, politics and public debate last year. Explicit prejudice or hostility towards or about Jews, simply for being Jewish, is rarely voiced in British public life; but antisemitism became a national political issue in 2016, while media discussion of the subject was more prominent than it had been for many years.  

  • CST hosts over 200 commercial guards at security training session

    1 Sep 2017 by CST

    Annually, just before the High Holy Days, CST hosts a briefing for commercial guarding companies and relevant staff. CST administers an annual Government grant for guarding at state funded Jewish schools, and since the funds began, CST has been engaging regularly with several commercial guarding companies to the ensure the Jewish community is protected.  

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Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner
Senior Rabbi, Reform Judaism