Community Security Trust

Report cards from CST

September 12, 2008

In a bid to assist the reporting of antisemitic incidents to the Community Security Trust, the CST is distributing 4,000 "Taking Responsibility" cards at Jewish shops, restaurants, synagogues and other communal locations across London.

The wallet-friendly cards contain contact details for the CST. The trust wants to make the cards available nationwide.

CST communications director Mark Gardner said: "We are trying to ensure that our community knows the CST is there for them and that together we can do our utmost to tackle antisemitism."

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Campus hate figures soar

By Leon Symons, August 1, 2008

Antisemitic incidents in universities shot up by 88 per cent in the first half of this year, according to figures released this week by the Community Security Trust.

There were 49 incidents in the first six months of this year compared to 26 in the first half of 2007. However, only two involved assaults and both of those were off campus; the rest were incidents of verbal abuse or graffiti.

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A bomb? No, a load of rubbish

By Candice Krieger, July 18, 2008

Barnet police carried out a controlled explosion near the Community Security Trust’s head offices in Hendon, North-West London, this week when a CST employee reported seeing a suspect package while travelling to work.

The suspicious-looking suitcase had been left on Harmony Way, off Brent Street, on Tuesday morning. Police were called to the scene, where a cordon was put in place around Victoria Road and Brent Street and a controlled explosion was carried out.

However, the suitcase was in fact a bag of rubbish.

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Parades expect massive turnout

By Leon Symons, June 27, 2008

The Community Security Trust will mount what is thought to be its biggest-ever operation on Sunday to ensure that two Salute to Israel parades in London and Manchester pass without incident.

Around 500 volunteers will join police officers on the streets of London to shadow 25 floats and 29 marching groups, representing a wide range of communal organisations.

A similar turnout is expected at a parade and rally due to take place in Manchester’s Heaton Park.

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Top Met officer attends CST northern dinner

June 20, 2008

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, addressed a capacity crowd at the annual Community Security Trust’s northern region dinner.

In his address to the 350 guests at the city centre Hilton Hotel he highlighted the country’s fight against terrorism and the significance of the controversial new Terror Bill which includes the extension to 42 days in which a suspect can be held before being charged.

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Sacks calls for action over campus hate

By Leon Symons, May 16, 2008

Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks has called on university vice-chancellors to take greater action to defend Jewish students who are made to feel like “pariahs” on campuses around the UK.

He told the JC this week that vice-chancellors “must defend freedom of speech on all sides and all arguments. It must never be students of this or that faith who feel vulnerable or at risk or like pariahs on a university campus.

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Jacqui Smith praises the CST’s work

May 2, 2008

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith complimented the Community Security Trust on its work and productive cooperation with the Home Office when she visited the CST’s Hendon offices last week.

Ms Smith said she had been impressed by the trust’s security provision, training and recording of antisemitic incidents.



Gerald Ronson listens in as Jacqui Smith addresses CST supporters

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