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Feb 10, 2022, 5:57 PM
Human toll these high antisemitism numbers take
Today’s report reveals something of the toll antisemitism takes on our community and the consequence of the volume of antisemitic reactions to the conflict between Israel and Hamas. The numbers reveal a simple truth: when there is a trigger event in the Middle East, the...
Jan 18, 2022, 5:22 PM
Texas shul siege compels us to confront uncomfortable truths
Last weekend’s hostage taking at the Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, appears at first sight to be fairly straightforward: it was an act of antisemitic terrorism, of the type that has become depressingly familiar to Jewish communities across the globe. It was another reminder...
Nov 29, 2021, 1:32 PM
Accepting apologies for antisemitism must be judged on actions as well as words
The growing number of stories about people and institutions in public life making antisemitic comments, or having to account for anti-Jewish social media posts from their past, poses a new challenge for the Jewish community: how should we respond to the people at the centre...
Aug 5, 2021, 12:36 PM
We need allies to stop this disease
The 1,308 antisemitic incidents reported to CST from January to June is a record six-month total, a 49 percent rise from the 875 incidents recorded in the first half of 2020 and a consequence of the surge in hate that came to the surface as...
Feb 19, 2021, 5:37 PM
The Professor Miller scandal is entirely of Bristol University’s own making
Professor David Miller has a strange attitude towards some students at Bristol University, where he teaches sociology. This extends even to some of the students on his own course. To put it bluntly, he thinks that some of the students on his campus, and in...
Dec 17, 2020, 11:38 AM
Far too many students experience prejudice
Right now, at universities all over the country, academics are arguing over whether or not their institutions should adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism. This is the definition that was at the centre of one of the most divisive episodes in the Labour Party antisemitism...
Oct 29, 2020, 3:25 PM
Report shows why British Jews’ fear of Corbyn was not unfounded
The ruling by the Equality and Human Rights Commission that the Labour Party broke the law by discriminating against Jews should not bring pleasure to anybody. Vindication and relief that Jewish voices have been heard, of course: but nobody should be happy that the antisemitism...
Feb 6, 2020, 12:50 PM
The role of new media in driving oldest hatred
There are three statistics in the new report released by CST this week that, combined, tell us a lot about why last year saw another record total for antisemitic hate incidents in this country. First, the number of online incidents reported to CST rocketed, from...
Aug 1, 2019, 9:46 AM
Social media playing a growing role in hatred
Our latest antisemitic incident report shows the increasingly important role played by social media in the spread of this very old hatred. The statistics, published today and covering the first six months of this year, show that the proportion of antisemitic incidents recorded by CST...
Feb 7, 2019, 11:32 AM
How politics and social media is being polluted
It is unlikely to surprise readers of Jewish News that 2018 was the third year in a row to see a record number of antisemitic incidents in this country. These past three years have felt at times like a relentless stream of incidents, headlines, stories...
Dr Dave Rich is Director of Policy at the Community Security Trust and author of The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Antisemitism.