June 2020 Blog Archive

  • Twin Peakes: How antisemitic conspiracy theories about the death of George Floyd are shared by far left and far right

    26 Jun 2020 by CST

    Rebecca Long-Bailey has lost her job as Shadow Education Secretary because she tweeted her support for an interview by the actor Maxine Peake, in which Peake said that “The tactics used by the police in America, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, that was learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services” The implication was obvious: that Israel is somehow partly, if not fully, being held responsible for the death of George Floyd. The claim is as outrageous as it is dangerous, taking the issue of systemic anti-black racism in the United States and laying it at the door of Israel, and Labour Party leader Keir Starmer correctly identified it as an “antisemitic conspiracy theory”.

  • CST Chief Executive David Delew to step down

    17 Jun 2020 by CST

    CST's Chief Executive, David Delew has decided to step down after successfully leading the organisation for the past 7 years. At the same time, CST is pleased to announce that Mark Gardner, currently CST’s Director of Communications and Deputy Chief Executive, has been appointed his successor. Following a handover period, Mark will assume responsibility at CST’s Head office on 1 September, 2020.

  • Hate Fuel: the hidden online world fuelling far right terror

    11 Jun 2020 by CST

    A new report from CST reveals the shocking extent of terror incitement and anti-Jewish hate created and circulated by right wing extremists on social media. Titled Hate Fuel: the hidden online world fuelling far right terror, the contents of this report are of essential importance in understanding the growing danger of far right terrorism against British Jews.

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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.”

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OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights