Community Security Trust

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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Salah loses deportation case

By Marcus Dysch, October 26, 2011

Palestinian activist Raed Salah has lost his deportation case and could now be forcibly removed from Britain.

An Immigration Tribunal found in favour of Home Secretary Theresa May's order that Sheikh Salah should be banned from Britain as his presence "would not be conducive to the public good".

The judgment found she had acted correctly on grounds of his alleged "unacceptable behaviour".

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Fury over distribution of 'racist' Gilad Atzmon book

By Marcus Dysch, October 19, 2011

Britain's largest book distribution database company has said it cannot withdraw a new book by an Israeli-born antisemite from its listings - unless the title is found to have breached race hate legislation.

Gilad Atzmon's The Wandering Who is described by its publishers as "an investigation of Jewish identity politics and contemporary Jewish ideology".

The Community Security Trust has said

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Mobile way to report hate crimes

By Marcus Dysch, October 6, 2011

The Community Security Trust has launched a system to help members of the community report antisemitic incidents direct from mobile phones.

CST Report is similar to an "app" for smart-phones, but can be used on any mobile which has internet access.

It allows users to register where and when an incident took place, the nature of it, a description of what happened, and their details.

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Police and CST finalise festival security

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2011

The Community Security Trust is working with police forces and congregations around the country to ensure an "appropriate response" to any problems at and around synagogues over the High Holy-Days.

"We deeply appreciate the co-operation of our community in all of this," said the CST's Mark Gardner.

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