February 2019 Blog Archive
27 Feb 2019 by CST
CST’s main fundraising event of the year, the CST Annual Dinner, took place in central London and was attended by over 1,000 guests, including donors, politicians, Police officers, communal partners and other supporters of CST’s work in protecting our Jewish community.
26 Feb 2019 by CST
Today we mark the beginning of the ongoing war in Darfur, which began in 2003. Thousands of villages have been destroyed and hundreds of thousands of people have been killed. CST is marking today as the ongoing conflict has been labelled a “genocide” by the International Criminal Court, a crime which the Jewish community is all too familiar with.
25 Feb 2019 by CST
This morning, the Government announced the ban of terror group, Hizbollah, in its entirety, something CST and other communal partners have long called for. CST previously welcomed the 2001 ban by the UK Government of the “External Security Organisation” and the 2013 ban of Hizbollah’s military wing by the European Union. CST has continued to press the Government to ban the group in its entirety; highlighting the fallacy of the distinction between the military and political wings.
14 Feb 2019 by CST
CST senior staff were delighted to join Bushey United Synagogue recently for a very special Security Shabbat. CST was honoured to be welcomed by the community to talk about our work and the opportunities available for members to help us in our mission to tackle antisemitism across the UK. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Rabbi Elchonon Feldman, the Board and members of Bushey United Synagogue who are extremely engaged and supportive of our work and of our mission.
7 Feb 2019 by Mark Gardner
So, for the third year running, CST’s Annual Antisemitic Incidents Report shows a record high of antisemitism. What is going on? The answer might seem straightforward, that obviously there is more antisemitism, but this is a serious subject so it requires a bit more analysis than just that.
7 Feb 2019 by Dave Rich
It is unlikely to surprise readers of Jewish News that 2018 was the third year in a row to see a record number of antisemitic incidents in this country. These past three years have felt at times like a relentless stream of incidents, headlines, stories and arguments about a prejudice that should have been consigned to history a long time ago, and that until recently existed on the fringes of British society but had little impact on Jewish life here.
7 Feb 2019 by CST
Studies show that most incidents never get reported to CST or police; and the figures for Internet and social media antisemitism are a mere fraction of what is out there. Nevertheless, CST’s methodology is systematic and sober, meaning the overall fact of increased antisemitic abuse is wholly accurate and an indispensable guide for what is happening.
7 Feb 2019 by CST
CST has today published our 2018 Antisemitic Incidents Report, which shows that CST recorded a record high total of 1,652 antisemitic incidents in the UK last year. 2018 was the third year in a row that CST has recorded a record high incident total and means the problem of rising antisemitism in our country continues to grow. You can download a copy of CST’s 2018 Antisemitic Incidents Report.
4 Feb 2019 by CST
A new publication, ‘The apartheid connection and calls for a boycott’, released last week by the Jewish Policy Research Institute (JPR) and CST, shows empirically that there is a strong connection between extreme hostility towards Israel and traditional forms of antisemitism. The report, written by David Graham and Jonathan Boyd, is based on the 2017 study, conducted by the JPR and CST, on attitudes in Britain towards Jews and Israel.
1 Feb 2019 by CST
Holocaust Memorial Day is a time for communal and national reflection on the atrocities of the Holocaust, in which six million Jews perished at the hands of the Nazis. This year the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day was ‘Torn from Home’. Services and educational resources reflected on those who have been driven out of their homes, because of persecution or the threat of genocide, alongside the continuing difficulties genocide survivors face as they try to create new homes.