September 2016 News Archive

  • Three tests for Labour

    30 Sep 2016 by Mark Gardner

    The position of the Labour Party and mainstream Jewish opinion seems slightly improved after a Party Conference in which Jeremy Corbyn spoke more forcibly against antisemitism than ever before: but three ongoing cases will test that.     The mood of Conference signalled that many Party members understand what the antisemitism row is doing to Labour, its Jewish members and prospective voters. Conference gave a standing ovation for the outstanding speech by Mike Katz of the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM); and there was strong support for JLM’s rally against antisemitism, including from some within the Momentum bloc.

  • 'Keep calm and don't get shouty on hate'

    29 Sep 2016 by CST

    Britain's Jewish community and its institutions are well placed to overcome the current surge in anti-Zionist activity and Jew hatred on the political left, a leading expert on antisemitism believes. Dave Rich says Anglo-Jewry is robust enough to combat the hostility in politics and left-wing activism. But he does express fears about the increase in street-based activism.

  • Lessons learned? Reflections on antisemitism and the Holocaust

    25 Sep 2016 by CST

    Today, CST and the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) are launching an important and timely collection of short essays authored by a distinguished group of faith, civic and political leaders.

  • CST hosts successful pre-High Holy Day Briefing

    14 Sep 2016 by CST

    Last night CST hosted approximately 300 volunteer personnel, security guards and Police at the pre-High Holy Day security briefing. CST’s Chief Executive David Delew welcomed the attendees, and thanked the Government and Police for their work in protecting the Jewish community; and for their partnership with CST. He also summarised many of the recent improvements in communal security, including the new 24/7 CST national security control room and the provision of important protection measures and new communication equipment.

  • CST Chairman Gerald Ronson CBE donates exoskeleton to paralysed British Police officer

    14 Sep 2016 by CST

    The Gerald Ronson Family Foundation has donated a revolutionary ‘Rewalk’ robotic exoskeleton to paralysed British Police Officer, Nicki Donnelly. The Foundation, alongside CST, made the connection between Rewalk and Nicki Donnelly, who had been paralysed whilst serving in the West Midlands Police, sustaining a serious spinal cord injury in the line of duty in 2009. She was left paralysed by the injury, but with aid of the exoskeleton is now able to walk again.  

  • The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Anti‑Semitism – review

    13 Sep 2016 by CST

    This book review by Nick Cohen of Dave Rich's 'The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Anti‑Semitism' originally appeared on the website of The Guardian, where it can be read here.

  • CST welcomes 240 commercial security guards

    2 Sep 2016 by CST

    Several years ago when CST first received Government funding for guarding at state funded Jewish schools, CST began to engage regularly with numerous commercial guarding companies. Since then, CST has held an annual briefing in advance of the High Holy Days.   

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