Community Security Trust

Wrong number: how the phoneline farce unfolded

March 27, 2015

Confusion and anger met the BBC’s story on Sunday morning about the Campaign Against Antisemitism’s plans to launch a new incident helpline — or ‘action line’.

The proposal was attacked on social media by critics who called it “ludicrous” and accused the CAA of promoting a split in the reporting of antisemitic incidents.

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In full: David Cameron's speech to CST

March 18, 2015

Lloyd, thank you for that very poignant introduction.

Gerald and Dame Gail, as ever, it’s a great pleasure to be here...
...above all - with all of you - the thousands of volunteers and supporters who make CST what it is today.

You don’t just say leave it to the government. Or leave it to the police.
You say “I want to do my bit. I want to take responsibility.”

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CST warned charity about Cage links to extremists

By Marcus Dysch, March 4, 2015

EXCLUSIVE

Concerns about the campaign group linked to Islamic State terrorist Mohammed Emwazi were raised with a prominent charity by the Community Security Trust two years ago.

CST alerted the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) to antisemitic material on the website of Cage in July 2013.

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We're not budging, say CST volunteer guards

By Rosa Doherty, February 19, 2015

Community Security Trust volunteers have said they refuse to be frightened out of protecting British synagogues following the attacks in Denmark.

Michael, 54, from Essex, has worked with CST protecting synagogues and Jewish events for over 11 years.

He said: "I've heard from people who all of a sudden say, 'hold on, I didn't realise we were putting our lives on the line'.

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Secure Our Shuls

February 19, 2015

Last week, we reported on the findings of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry Into Antisemitism. Among its main recommendations was that “a governmental fund be established to cover both capital and revenue costs for the security of British synagogues”. Within days of the report being published, the importance of that recommendation was brought home with tragic clarity.

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Nick Clegg pledges to continue Jewish school security funding

By Marcus Dysch, February 16, 2015

The Liberal Democrats will protect funding for security measures in Jewish schools if the party returns to government after May’s election, Nick Clegg has announced.

The Deputy Prime Minister said his party would guarantee the continuation of the £2.3m funding the Department for Education provides.

Jewish state schools use the money to provide additional security measures.

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Two men charged with helping Copenhagen gunman

By Marcus Dysch, February 16, 2015

Two men have been charged with assisting the man believed to be responsible for the attacks on a shul and a café over the weekend in Copenhagen.

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Reassurance over anti-Charedi protest

By Marcus Dysch, February 5, 2015

Fears of a far-right nationalist rally against the Charedi community have been dampened by police and Jewish security groups.

White supremacist Joshua Bonehill-Paine announced his intention to "Liberate Stamford Hill" with a demonstration in Hackney, north London.

In a supposed "appeal against the Jewification of Britain", he claimed there was an "on-going foreign occupation" of the area, wi

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CST figures show 2014 worst year on record for hate

By Marcus Dysch, February 5, 2015

More antisemitic incidents were recorded in Britain in 2014 than ever before, the Community Security Trust has revealed.

There were 1,168 cases reported to the charity — the highest since its records began.

The figure was more than double the number in the previous year, and included the worst-ever month. Last July saw 314 cases of Jew-hatred.

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Police move to calm fears after false alarm over Golders Green car

By Sandy Rashty, January 21, 2015

Security groups have called on the London Jewish community to remain calm after a false alarm was raised on social media and neighbourhood forums over “men” behaving suspiciously.

Yesterday afternoon, messages were circulated calling on the community to report a car seen in a Jewish area of north-west London to police, including anti-terrorism officers.

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