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  • The ADL poll shows Britain is not an antisemitic country, but we shouldn’t be complacent

    15 May 2014 by CST

    This article is a cross-post from Left Foot Forward. Two opinion polls with a difference have given anyone interested in antisemitism a lot to chew on this week. The US-based Jewish advocacy group, the Anti-Defamation League, polled over 53,000 people in over 100 countries to construct a global measure of antisemitic attitudes…

  • The pass over from antisemitism to anti-Zionism: and back again

    24 Apr 2014 by CST

    This year's Pesach coincided with antisemitic events in the USA, the Ukraine, Venezuela and the Palestinian Authority. Four examples, from four continents, all different: yet inhabiting the same antisemitic ballpark. Taken together, they show how antisemitism and anti-Zionism pass over, one into the other:…

  • CST addresses international conference on Jewish community security needs

    17 Jun 2013 by CST

    CST’s Deputy Director of Communications, Dave Rich, was one of the speakers at an international conference in Berlin last week to address the security needs of Jewish communities. The conference was arranged by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to look at the challenges posed by …

  • Iranian & American antisemites unite: British anti-Zionists on stand-by

    19 Dec 2012 by CST

    Iranian state broadcaster, Press TV, has excitedly blamed the dreadful Connecticut school shooting upon Israel, Zionists and Jews. It is quoting Mike Harris, financial editor of the American website, Veterans Today: And I want you to look at this in a greater context of things. We have had a Zionist-controlled…

  • Possible al-Qaeda targeting of London's Jews

    11 Jul 2012 by CST

    The Toronto Star has revealed previously confidential information relating to possible terrorist targeting of the well known North London Jewish neighbourhoods, Golders Green and Stamford Hill, perhaps during the festival of  Chanukah. The two articles relate to documentation found on the body (and in the car) of a…

  • CST Security Advice: possible terrorist incidents in India and Georgia

    13 Feb 2012 by CST

    According to media reports, an Israeli diplomat’s car has exploded in New Delhi, India, today, injuring one person, and explosives have also been found near the Israeli Embassy in Tblisi, Georgia. While the exact circumstances of these two incidents are not yet clear, CST advises all Jewish communal organisations …

  • Terror plot targeting staff at Jewish school in Azerbaijan foiled

    23 Jan 2012 by CST

    Haaretz reports that the authorities in Azerbaijan have foiled an Iranian terror plot to kill staff at a Jewish school in Baku: Three men were detained last week after planning to attack two Israelis employed by a Jewish school in Baku, the Azerbaijan Ministry of National Security has revealed. Meanwhile,…

  • Truth and lies on Sheikh Raed Salah

    28 Nov 2011 by Dave Rich

    Middle East Monitor (MEMO) has published a lengthy report (pdf) giving its version of events in the affair surrounding the arrest and attempted deportation of Sheikh Raed Salah. This has beencoveredextensively on the CST Blog, but there is one aspect which MEMO's latest report highlights quite gloriously: the extent to…

  • Facing Facts! call for experts on hate crime

    15 Nov 2011 by CST

    Facing Facts! is an EU-funded project to improve monitoring and recording of hate crimes and hate incidents across the European Union. CST is a partner organisation in the project alongside three other NGOs dealing with hate crime. Call for experts to create hate crime data monitoring guidelines The project, which…

  • Tunisia's Spring: what precedent for Jews?

    28 Oct 2011 by Mark Gardner

    Tunisia is where ‘the Arab Spring’ first bloomed. Now, it is the first such country to have held a democratic election. The election has been won by a political Islamist group, the Ennahda  Party, which took 90 of the 217 seats. Ennahda and its leader Sheikh Rached Al-Ghannouchi are widely r…

  • Chanan Reitblat on fighting racism

    22 Sep 2011 by Dave Rich

    Chanan Reitblat, the Jewish student at St. Andrews University who was racially abused by Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign member Paul Donnachie, has written an account of what happened to him, and explained why he wanted Donnachie to be prosecuted. He writes: When I was a child, my family immigrated to…

  • Terrorist Incidents Against Jewish Communities and Israeli Citizens Abroad, 1968–2010

    27 Jul 2011 by CST

    17 years ago today, a car bomb exploded in the early hours of the morning outside Balfour House, in north London, which housed the offices of the Joint Israel Appeal and other Jewish and Israeli charities. A day earlier, another car bomb had detonated outside the Israeli Embassy in central London.…

  • AMIA: anniversary of an outrage

    18 Jul 2011 by CST

    Today is the 17th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the AMIA Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which killed 85 people. This was, and remains, the worst terrorist outrage against a Jewish target in the history of modern terrorism. To date, the alleged perpetrators of the AMIA bombing have…

  • Antisemitic Dogs and Denying Antisemitism

    8 Jul 2011 by CST

    Richard Falk is the United Nation’s special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories.  His recent behaviour is a set-piece example of how the anti-racist anti-Israel left treats antisemitism. (Except, that is, for his eventual apology.) In summary, that is to: 1. Normalise antisemitic …

  • One "blood libel"; but what about the others?

    14 Jan 2011 by CST

    The wave of revulsion expressed by media and others to Sarah Palin's abuse of the term "blood libel" is to be welcomed, but also highlights the complex nature of condemnations of this type. To briefly recap; six people, including a nine year old girl were murdered by a gunman who…

  • Exclude Pastor Jones

    13 Dec 2010 by CST

    Update, within hours of posting the below article, CST has seen an EDL statement in which they say that contrary to media reports, they did not invite Pastor Jones to speak, but that he had approached them and they had agreed "in principle". However, EDL…

  • Blood libel in paradise

    9 Dec 2010 by CST

    The contemporary blood libel about Israelis or Jews stealing the body parts of non-Jews, which was unleashed in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet in August last year, shows no signs of abating. We have written before on this blog about its promotion in the UK by the Iranian state broadcaster Press…

  • Al-Shabaab jihad video targets foreign recruits

    26 Nov 2010 by CST

    In the same week that the Guardian discovered Afghan Taliban fighters who spend most of the year in the United Kingdom, while returning to Afghanistan each summer to fight, the Somali al-Shabaab group has released a new recruitment video explicitly targeting foreigners, and specifically English speakers. Al-Shabaab was designated…

  • Status Check: Global Terrorism

    12 Aug 2010 by CST

    Matthew Levitt, at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, provides a very interesting article concerning the U.S. State Dept's recently released Country Reports on Terrorism for 2009.    It begins as follows The State Department's recently released Country Reports on Terrorism 2009 (CRT 2009) reveals…

  • "By the Rivers of Babylon": Denying Jewish History

    23 Jul 2010 by CST

    Now, from the very deepest depths of ‘whatever will they think of next’ comes news that iconic 1970s pop group, Boney M, were requested by the organisers of the Palestine International Festival in Ramallah to not sing their hit number, “By the Rivers of Babylon”. Regrettably - for the many of …

  • The Lod Airport massacre and revolutionary terrorism

    22 Jul 2010 by CST

    An American court has awarded punitive damages of $300 million against North Korea, for its role in the massacre of tourists at Israel's Lod Airport in 1972. The terrorist attack was carried out by three members of the Japanese Red Army (JRA), working with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine …

  • More Thoughts on Helen Thomas

    14 Jun 2010 by CST

    This is a cross post from the Z-Word Blog and the Jewish Chronicle , by Winston Pickett: For media watchers familiar with the White House Press Corps, the saga of Helen Thomas is has served up a pungent lesson on how antisemitic ideas can pollute and ultimately force a 58-year career…

  • 'The power of the Jewish lobbies'

    30 Apr 2010 by CST

    Two weeks ago, we wrote on this blog about some politicians using problematic language about Jewish lobbies and their supposed political or financial influence, and promised to highlight any further examples of this happening. We note, therefore, this article in today's Jewish Chronicle, about comments made by Madeleine…

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