January 2019 Blog Archive
27 Jan 2019 by CST
Holocaust Memorial Day, commemorated annually on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, is a reminder of what extreme and unhindered racism, xenophobia and antisemitism can lead to. The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 is ‘Torn from Home.’ When we reflect on the Holocaust, as Jews, we remember the six million of our kin who were murdered by the Nazi regime in Europe, simply for being Jewish.
25 Jan 2019 by CST
In association with the Antisemitism Policy Trust and CST, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz has produced an eye-opening short study, Hidden Hate: What Google searches tell us about antisemitism today, which was released earlier this month. The report looked at what people search for when using Google, as well as examined the far right, often antisemitic, forum Stormfront, based in the USA.
22 Jan 2019 by CST
CST has submitted written evidence specifically examining the far right in the UK, for the Home Affairs Committee inquiry into hate crime and its violent consequences. You can read the full submission from CST on the Parliament website, and you can find out more about the inquiry into Hate Crime and its violent consequences on the inquiry's landing page.
17 Jan 2019 by CST
Part of CST’s work with those affected by antisemitism is to support them to help address the impact their experience has had. One way to do this is through Restorative Justice, which allows those affected by all forms of crime to explain to the offenders the impact their criminality has had on them and for offenders to apologise for their actions. CST has worked on several cases of antisemitism, nationwide, where Restorative Justice was used to educate the offender and bring closure to the victim.
16 Jan 2019 by CST
Last week, CST and the Antisemitism Policy Trust released the report, Hidden Hate: What Google Search Tell us About Antisemitism in the UK, authored by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. This used Google search patterns in the UK since 2004 to reveal attitudes in this country towards Jews. Searches about Zionism in the UK, including those that searched for “Hitler Zionism”, were included in this work.
15 Jan 2019 by CST
If your synagogue, organisation or community group would like CST to talk about our work at one of your formal or informal meetings, please get in touch with us. We do not charge for this service and are very happy to provide it.
11 Jan 2019 by CST
What can the internet tell us about antisemitism in the United Kingdom? Today , CST and the Antisemitism Policy Trust publish a new report, called Hidden Hate: What Google searches tell us about antisemitism today, that uses Google search data from 2004 to 2018 to show what people in the UK are searching for in relation to Jews, Zionism and the Holocaust, and what this tells us about antisemitic attitudes in Britain today. The report is authored by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, who wrote the acclaimed 2017 book Everybody Lies: What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are. The report also uses data from the complete archive of the far right website Stormfront, which has been used as a discussion board by neo-Nazis across the world for over 20 years.