March 2018 News Archive

  • Jewish community says #EnoughIsEnough – it’s time to tackle antisemitism in Labour

    29 Mar 2018 by CST

    On Monday evening, over 1,000 members of the Jewish community and its supporters protested in Parliament Square to tell the leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, that Enough is Enough. Since Jeremy Corbyn was first named Labour party leader, in September 2015, there has been a growing focus on the problem of antisemitism in the party. Repeated cases of antisemitism from Labour Party members have not been dealt with quickly or effectively under Corbyn’s leadership and the Jewish community is now demanding action.   

  • CST welcomes over 30 CCTV contractors and the Police at second CCTV forum

    22 Mar 2018 by CST

    This week, CST hosted over 30 CCTV contractors from across the United Kingdom at the second CCTV forum that CST has held. Through the Security Enhancement Project, CST has spent over £11 million on enhancing physical security measures at Jewish buildings throughout the UK, including CCTV. CST has also developed a national security control room, with direct CCTV access to hundreds of Jewish communal building across the UK.   

  • CST working closely with Stamford Hill schools on security to protect the Kehilla

    19 Mar 2018 by CST

    Last week CST is delighted to have hosted the first CST Stamford Hill Schools meeting. CST invited schools in the area who receive funds through the Government Grant. This meeting was part of CST’s strengthening engagement with the kehilla, especially regarding security for schools.    

  • Yad Vashem launches new online antisemitism course featuring CST expertise

    19 Mar 2018 by CST

    Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, based in Jerusalem, has launched an innovative online antisemitism course. CST Head of Policy, Dr Dave Rich and CST Government and International Affairs Director, Mike Whine MBE, were both interviewed for the project and CST assisted with gathering historical material to be used by the students.  

  • Statement from FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn

    14 Mar 2018 by CST

    Below is a statement by FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn following a meeting this morning between Martin Glenn; Funke Awoderu, Senior Inclusion and Diversity Manager at the FA; Simon Johnson of the Jewish Leadership Council; and Dave Rich of CST.  

  • CST welcomes Facebook’s significant decision to ban far right Britain First page from their platform

    14 Mar 2018 by CST

    CST is pleased to welcome the decision made by Facebook to remove the Britain First Facebook page, which had attracted over two million followers. Britain First, led by Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding, is a far right “street protest movement” whose leaders have been jailed for religiously aggravated harassment. CST works closely with Facebook to tackle antisemitism on the platform and hopes this is the first step in a wider takedown of groups that propagate hatred on the platform.   

  • Top Barnet Police Officer examines 17 years of faith hate crime in London

    14 Mar 2018 by CST

    Barnet’s top Police officer, Detective Chief Superintendent (DCS) and Borough Commander Simon Rose, has recently completed a Masters thesis that investigates the solvability factors behind antisemitic and anti-Muslim hate crime. This thesis looks into 17 years’ worth of faith hate crime in London (a sample of 8,690 cases reported to the Metropolitan Police Service, of which 3,967 are antisemitic) and identifies which reporting factors can make a big difference to the outcome of a case by leading to a higher chance of detection (meaning the crime led to either a police caution or charge). It also showed that the specialist training received by CST security volunteers makes a substantial and significant difference to the Police’s ability to identify and charge suspects in antisemitic hate crimes.  

  • International Women's Day 2018

    8 Mar 2018 by CST

    Today, 8 March, marks International Women’s Day (IWD). Initiated by the Suffragettes, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911. It has become a date to celebrate how far women have come in all spheres of life; societal, political and economic. The theme of this year’s IWD is #PressforProgress as women all over the world are inspired to feel empowered in all settings.  

  • CST Annual Dinner 2018

    7 Mar 2018 by CST

    The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd MP, was CST’s guest of honour at our Annual Dinner in central London this evening. The dinner is CST’s main fundraising event of the year and was attended by over 800 guests, including donors, politicians, Police officers, communal partners and other supporters of CST’s work protecting our Jewish community.  

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