Community Security Trust

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.


Government consulted Jewish security group to draw up anti-extremism strategy

By Sandy Rashty, October 19, 2015

The UK government consulted a leading Jewish security group in its latest bid to tackle extremism, which was announced today.

The government spoke to leaders at the Community Security Trust ahead of announcing its new counter-extremism strategy – which will specifically target extremist Islamist and neo-Nazi hate.


Top gym sorry for Nazi graffiti

By Sandy Rashty, October 15, 2015

A LA fitness manager has apologised for his club’s failure to remove graffiti that compares Israelis to Nazis.

Chris Smith, regional manager of the leading healthclub’s branch in Kentish Town, north-west London, said the club would now remove a message that read: “Israelis are Nazis”.


Boris Johnson rejects criticism of planned hate-crime hotline

By Marcus Dysch, August 4, 2015

London mayor Boris Johnson has denied that a planned hotline for reporting hate crime in the capital will have a detrimental impact on existing services.

Opposition was voiced to the proposal earlier this week after internal emails from the mayor’s office revealed a new phone number would be launched for Jewish, Muslim and LGBT Londoners to report abuse.


Community groups opposing Boris Johnson’s planned hate-crime hotline

By Marcus Dysch, August 3, 2015

Opposition has been voiced to plans being developed by the Mayor of London for a hate-crime hotline in the capital.

The Guardian claimed internal emails from Boris Johnson’s office revealed he was planning to introduce a phone number for Jewish, Muslim and LGBT Londoners to report abuse.