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Age not an issue for me, or my teenage comrades, says IDF’s oldest paratrooper

By Sandy Rashty, March 14, 2014

A former Londoner has become the oldest recruit to join the Israel Defence Forces’ elite paratroopers unit, at the tender age of 29.

Isaac Allen, who received his red beret last month, has been trumpeted as the IDF’s latest poster-boy in a campaign to close the army generation gap.

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Miliband: I’ve never felt closer to the Jewish community

By Marcus Dysch, March 6, 2014

Ed Miliband has revealed that his relationship with the Jewish community has grown and deepened in the years since he became leader of the Labour Party.

He told guests at the Community Security Trust’s annual dinner on Wednesday: “I feel more part of the Jewish community than at any other time in my life”.

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CST hate crime report: good news, but the heat is still on

By Mark Gardner, February 6, 2014

For once, the antisemitism headlines are good news, “CST reports incidents down by 18 per cent”.

At CST, we welcome the fall, but know that many of the 529 incidents involve very upsetting cases. Furthermore, surveys show that only one in four incidents is actually reported, either to CST or to the police.

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Dramatic fall in antisemitic incidents in Britain

By Marcus Dysch, February 5, 2014

Antisemitic incidents in Britain fell by almost a fifth last year, new figures published by the Community Security Trust have revealed.

A total of 529 reported incidents in 2013 represented the lowest number since 2005, and was an 18 per cent decrease year-on-year.

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Ban this man: Jobbik visit to UK is 'deplorable'

By Simon Rocker, January 23, 2014

Community leaders have demanded that Home Secretary Theresa May ban a scheduled address by the leader of the neo-Nazi Hungarian party, Jobbik, in London on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Police investigate tweets after Arsenal and Tottenham clash

By Marcus Dysch, January 7, 2014

Police are assessing whether Twitter users who posted a series of antisemitic messages after the FA Cup derby between Arsenal and Tottenham should face criminal charges.

A number of offensive tweets – most referring to the Holocaust – from fans of both clubs were highlighted following a bad-tempered match at the Emirates Stadium in north London on Saturday.

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Alarming early figures from Euro antisemitism poll

By Mark Gardner, October 31, 2013

Next week, on the eve of Kristallnacht, the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) of the EU will publish the results of its keenly-awaited survey, “Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism”.

It covers countries in which 90 per cent of European Jews live, namely Britain, France, Hungary, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Latvia.

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My sleepless nights over terror threat

By Marcus Dysch, October 24, 2013

The defection of English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson is unconvincing and does not remove the threat posed by the group’s supporters, Anglo-Jewry’s most senior security expert has warned.

Richard Benson, who left his role as chief executive of the Community Security Trust last month, said Mr Robinson was “a street thug” who was yet to prove himself a reformed character.

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CST: Do not prosecute Spurs fans for using Y-word

By Marcus Dysch, September 17, 2013

The Community Security Trust has said it does not back criminal prosecutions for Spurs fans who use the word "Yid" in terrace football chants.

The charity moved to clarify its position following a week of debate on the issue, capped by Prime Minister David Cameron telling the JC that fans should not be prosecuted for using the term unless motivated by hate.

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CST security operation leads to peaceful new year

By Marcus Dysch, September 12, 2013

A small number of antisemitic incidents were reported over Rosh Hashanah, according to community security officials.

Large-scale operations were in place to protect Jewish communities around the country, with the Community Security Trust working closely with police.

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