Community Security Trust

Israeli envoy to the UK responds to Tonge's outburst

By Jennifer Lipman, March 1, 2012

The Israeli ambassador to Britain has described Jenny Tonge's attack on Israel as "shocking".

The former peer and longtime Israel critic resigned from the Liberal Democrats on Wednesday after refusing to apologise for stating that Israel would "not last forever".

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George Osborne tells of his warmth for CST and Israel

By Jenni Frazer, March 1, 2012

Chancellor George Osborne robustly defended the decisions of his colleague, Education Secretary Michael Gove, when he addressed the annual Community Security Trust dinner on Wednesday night.

Mr Gove recently came under fire over his decision to make funding available for security for Jewish schools through grants given via the CST.

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Why is Gove so partial to CST?

By Geoffrey Alderman, February 16, 2012

At first glance, the recent spat between the Guardian and the Community Security Trust seems just a storm in a teacup. At the end of January, the Guardian's Rob Evans ran a poorly researched story about Education Secretary Michael Gove, who has for several years been a member of the CST's advisory board.

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Antisemitism figures up in Manchester in 2011

February 2, 2012

The number of antisemitic incidents in Britain declined last year, according to new figures released by the Community Security Trust.

There were 586 recorded incidents across the country in 2011, representing a nine per cent decrease on the previous 12 months but also making it the fourth highest annual total on record.

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Guardian admits mistakes with Gove and CST piece

By Jennifer Lipman, January 30, 2012

The Guardian has admitted that the publication of a "misleading" article questioning funding for a Jewish security organisation on Holocaust Memorial Day was ill-timed.

The story about Education Secretary Michael Gove's connection to the Community Security Trust was posted online on Friday but was ready for publication before then.

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Guardian's 'misleading' look at Gove's support of Jewish security organisation

By Marcus Dysch, January 27, 2012

The Community Security Trust and Department for Education have defended Education Secretary Michael Gove following criticism of his role in awarding government funding to the Jewish organisation while also acting on its advisory board.

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Body found after search for missing Jewish man

By Marcus Dysch, January 12, 2012

A body has been found following a search for a missing Jewish man in north London.

Officers from Barnet police worked with volunteers from Shomrim and Community Security Trust after a 56-year-old from Edgware disappeared on Wednesday.

Shomrim named the man as Raphael Goldwyn after a body was discovered in a slip road in Bushey, Hertfordshire, on Thursday morning.

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Former neo-Nazi talks of his past at CST bash

By Jessica Elgot, December 22, 2011

A former neo-Nazi recalled his time in the BNP, National Front and Combat 18 at a Young CST dinner.

Interviewed by Sky News political editor Adam Boulton, Hope Not Hate's Matthew Collins spoke about the violence within far right groups - and his escape to Australia after agreeing to expose the activities of Combat 18.

"There is no standard or staple antisemitism," he told the 230 guests.

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Boris backing the CST

November 3, 2011

London Mayor Boris Johnson has thanked the Community Security Trust "for the work it is doing to fight hatred, prejudice and discrimination in this city".

Addressing more than 150 CST supporters from the property and financial fields at a lunch on Tuesday, Mr Johnson added: "It's absolutely vital that Jewish people in London are able to live, work and go about their daily lives without fear.

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Clegg: 'I want to put CST out of business'

November 3, 2011

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg paid a warm tribute to the Jewish community this week, describing the Community Security Trust as "the protective cloak over communal Jewish life."

Speaking at the CST's northern fundraising dinner in Manchester on Thursday, Mr Clegg admitted that, fondly as he thought of the charity, "if I'm honest, I would like to put the CST out of business."

He said: "Wh

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