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Rise in antisemitism makes 2012 third worst year on record

By Marcus Dysch, February 6, 2013

Antisemitic incidents in Britain rose slightly last year, making 2012 the third worst year on record.

Figures released by the Community Security Trust show there were 640 reported attacks against Jews, up from 608 the previous year and representing a national increase of five per cent year-on-year.

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First fascist studies centre in UK launched at HMD event

By Anna Sheinman, January 29, 2013

The first research centre in the UK for fascist, anti-fascist and post-fascist studies is to open at Teesside University and was due to be formally launched at a Holocaust Memorial Day event.

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Human rights groups in forefront of monitoring and reporting hate crimes in Europe

By Marcus Dysch, November 29, 2012

The Community Security Trust’s approach to tackling hate crime marks a “gold standard”, according to the director of A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe (CEJI) a European group training organisations that represent other minorities.

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Moriah Jewish Day School intruder seen off by staff

By Anna Sheinman, October 18, 2012

An intruder was chased off the grounds of Moriah Jewish Day School in Pinner on Tuesday.

In an email to parents, head-teacher Alan Shaw wrote: “An intruder entered the far end of the school playing field from the housing estate on our western boundary. He was spotted immediately due to our strong security procedures [CCTV, security guard, vigilant staff] and chased off the premises.”

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Rosh Hashanah marred by antisemitic abuse

By Marcus Dysch, September 20, 2012

A number of reported incidents of antisemitic verbal abuse were reported to the Community Security Trust following Rosh Hashanah.

People walking to and from synagogues were shouted at by passengers in passing vehicles but there were no reported instances of more serious abuse or attacks.

It is understood that the CST was informed of around half-a-dozen incidents in London by Wednesday.

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Antwerp students participate in emergency drill

By Sandy Rashty, August 31, 2012

A bomb drill has been held by emergency workers at a Jewish school in Antwerp.

The mock-emergency procedure involved gunshots from two people acting as terrorists, a car bomb explosion, children covered in fake blood, together with stretchers and ambulances lined up outside the city centre building.

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson urged to take down bus ‘hate’ ads

By Simon Rocker, August 9, 2012

London’s public transport authority has said it will review its advertising policy after protests against a poster campaign on buses promoting an anti-Israel event next Friday.

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Antisemitic incidents rise slightly

By Simon Rocker, July 26, 2012

The number of antisemitic incidents in the UK rose fractionally in the first six months of this year compared to last year, probably due to new reporting methods.

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Threat was real but no-one panicked

By Mark Gardner, July 26, 2012

The trial coincided with news that last summer, an African Al Qaeda leader was found with attack plans against London Jews in Golders Green and Stamford Hill.

Also last year, two British synagogues were among potential targets for a letter bomb campaign.

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British Jews alert and ready to deal with London 2012 Olympic security concerns

By Marcus Dysch, July 19, 2012

Despite the murders in Bulgaria, the London Olympics poses no specific threat to the Jewish community, although organisations should remain vigilant, experts have advised.

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