November 2016 News Archive

  • CST supports calls for neo-Nazi National Action group to be proscribed

    30 Nov 2016 by CST

    CST welcomes the report in The Times that the neo-Nazi organisation National Action may be proscribed by the government. National Action is a viciously antisemitic and racist neo-Nazi group whose violent and hateful rhetoric has already inspired its follows to commit appalling hate crimes. We would support its proscription as a measure to curb its hateful activities.  

  • Twitter shuts down antisemitic accounts following close work with CST

    28 Nov 2016 by CST

    This month Twitter announced several changes to their safety policies, following constructive dialogue with CST and several other groups. CST is pleased that following extensive reporting by CST and others, several antisemitic accounts who harassed Jewish users and spread Holocaust denial and antisemitism have been suspended from the platform.  

  • Herminio Martinez convicted following racially aggravated altercation with Jewish property developers

    17 Nov 2016 by CST

    Last week Herminio Martinez was convicted for racially aggravated threatening behaviour following an altercation with Jewish property developers, Joe and Michael Gerrard. The developers were subjected to antisemitic abuse following a planning permission meeting in February 2016 after they were granted permission for a mixed development of a Co-op supermarket, office space and 25 luxury new build apartments.  

  • Twitter unveils new policy on hateful conduct following dialogue with groups including CST

    15 Nov 2016 by CST

    Twitter has today released a new update, in a bid to  reduce  hateful conduct, including antisemitism, from  its  platform. CST was briefed ahead of the launch, as we have been a trusted partner of Twitter since the beginning of 2015, assisting Twitter in dealing with instances of antisemitic abuse. The new update comes  following  criticism that the platform has allowed hate speech to flourish, but Twitter has stressed that it wants to enable users to feel safe, to have access to support and protection and for users to be able to control what they see.   

  • CST receives award for outstanding, unique and long term contribution to British Communal life

    11 Nov 2016 by CST

    Last night at the Jewish Chronicle 175 th Anniversary awards, CST’s Chief Executive David S Delew received, on on behalf of CST's volunteers, staff and trustees, an award for an outstanding, unique and long term contribution to British Communal life. David S Delew responded to receiving the award:

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Senior Rabbi, Reform Judaism