September 2018 Blog Archive

  • Teshuva: Labour and Antisemitism

    13 Sep 2018 by Mark Gardner

    Just in time for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Labour Party has relented and finally decided to adopt the same basic definition of antisemitism as used by everybody else. To be more accurate, they have relented a bit: because they still feel the need to additionally say that it is okay to “criticise” Israel. (Of course the tachless is that the word “hate” is probably a lot more accurate than the word “criticise”.)  

  • Regular joint Police and CST patrols in Hertsmere

    7 Sep 2018 by CST

    Police officers and PCSOs have been working closely with Community Security Trust (CST) to prevent antisemitic hate crime and provide community reassurance in Hertsmere.  

  • CST working across society to create a cohesive Britain

    7 Sep 2018 by CST

    CST aims to help those who are affected by antisemitic hatred, harassment or bias. CST also promotes research into racism, antisemitism and extremism, and we use that research for the benefit of the Jewish community and for the benefit of wider society. CST’s intercommunal projects are an integral part of our ethos. While we have honed our expertise on monitoring hate crime, working on anti-hate initiatives, as well as communal security, CST has always been keen to share that expertise and support other communities who face similar challenges to our own.  

  • An open letter from CST Chairman, Gerald M Ronson CBE

    6 Sep 2018 by CST

    For all of my adult life, I have fought against antisemitism. In the 1950s and 1960s, the fascists had to be physically forced off our streets. That is what we did. In the 1970s and 1980s, we had to develop security against terrorists. That is what we did. In 1994, after the car bombings of the Israeli Embassy and Balfour House, CST was fully established. Since then, CST has spent millions of pounds providing security for Jewish communities across the country. If you lead any sort of Jewish life, from school to synagogue to old age home, CST is helping to secure you and your family. I am proud of what we have built, and I thank the thousands of Jewish men and women who have helped make it a reality.

  • CST welcomes Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis in the run up to the Jewish New Year

    5 Sep 2018 by CST

    CST was delighted to host the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Ephraim Mirvis, to the CST Head Office in London today. Chief Rabbi Mirvis met CST staff, who work to protect our Jewish community all year round, to discuss the crucial work CST does and to speak to the staff, including those based in the Leeds and Manchester offices, to thank them for their work.   

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“Since 2003, CST has been a stalwart supporter of ODIHR in its efforts to effectively monitor antisemitic hate crime in the OSCE Region. With its rigorous methodology and innovative partnerships with the British police, it is viewed by many as representing the gold standard for NGO responses to all forms of hate crime. I wish CST all success in its exciting new phase of work.”

Michael Georg Link
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights