Community Security Trust

Social media sites are failing on terror, say MPs

By Josh Jackman, August 25, 2016

The Community Security Trust has welcomed a parliamentary report which accuses Facebook, Twitter and YouTube of “consciously failing” to combat promotion of terrorism on their sites.

The Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee said social media platforms had become “the vehicle of choice in spreading propaganda and the recruiting platforms for terrorism”.


Police and CST attempt to quell concerns over increase in armed officers

By Daniel Sugarman, August 24, 2016

The Community Security Trust has acknowledged the increased police presence in Jewish areas of London as part of a new operation launched by the Metropolitan Police.

In a letter sent to Jewish communal organisations, the Met said Operation Hercules, which started this week, would: “Visibly deploy more armed officers on proactive operations and targeted patrols across London.”


CST backs anti-hate unit

By Marcus Dysch, August 18, 2016

The Community Security Trust has welcomed plans for a new team of specialist police officers to target antisemitic trolls on the internet.

The £1.7 million London unit will be run by the Metropolitan Police and is backed by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London.


Community Security Trust increase patrols after terror attacks

By Rosa Doherty, August 7, 2016

The Community Security Trust has increased security in London this weekend following a spate of terror attacks across Europe.

Mark Gardener, director of communications at CST, told the JC, "CST saw fit to increase security, due to recent terrorist related events in Britain and Europe.


Southend thanks CST stewards

July 25, 2016

Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation held its annual security stewards' Shabbat to honour those volunteers who protect the community. There was a dedicated service followed by a kiddush also in their honour.


Golders Green security alert over 'abandoned vehicle'

By Marcus Dysch, July 25, 2016

Golders Green underground station was closed for around an hour and the surrounding area cordoned off by police due to an abandoned vehicle this morning.

Commuters and pedestrians had filled the streets around the station, which was closed at around 8.30am.

At around 9am police moved people away from the area, before lifting the security cordon at 9.30am.


CST offers support and security advice

By Marcus Dysch, June 23, 2016

The fatal attack on Jo Cox outside her constituency surgery has again raised questions about security around MPs as they conduct their work in Westminster and across the country.


Home Secretary Theresa May pledges £13.4m for community security at CST dinner

By Marcus Dysch, March 2, 2016

The government has committed to provide £13.4 million for security measures in the Jewish community in the coming year, Theresa May has announced.

The Home Secretary said the money would go towards security guards and further protection steps at independent and state Jewish schools, nurseries, synagogues and community sites.


Kick It Out joins with Maccabi GB and CST in new effort to encourage football fans to report antisemitism

By Josh Jackman, February 3, 2016

Football anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has partnered with Maccabi GB and the Community Security Trust in a new drive to tackle antisemitism in the game.

The organisation has released a brochure encouraging fans to report antisemitic abuse, outlining the different ways in which they can do so.


Explicit antisemitism remains rare in media and political discourse, says CST report

By Marcus Dysch, November 27, 2015

The use of Nazism to attack Jews and Zionists in Britain is on the rise, according to a leading antisemitism watchdog.

A report published by the Community Security Trust, which monitors antisemitism in Britain, revealed an unprecedented level of Jew-hatred.

The growth of social media was having a clear impact on the spread of antisemitic discourse, threats and themes than ever before.