On 21 September 2015, Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, the Worshipful Lord Mayor Councillor Paul Murphy, the CST, Antisemitism Policy Trust (then PCAAF) and Rabbi Jonathan Guttentag of the Conference of European Rabbis spoke to a large crowd at the Manchester Town Hall, under the auspices of the Council of Christian Jews. Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, set out her concerns about anti-Jewish prejudice and her intention to continue to speak out against it. (Photo Credit: Jewish Telegraph)
On 20 October, more than 15 SNP MPs were briefed by the Community Security Trust, Holocaust Educational Trust and Scottish Council of Jewish Communities about modern manifestations of antisemitism, key policy concerns and the state of antisemitism in Scotland.
On 28 October 2015 John Mann MP spoke to members of the Finchley United (Kinloss) synagogue community about his book Antisemitism and his work to combat anti-Jewish hatred.
On 9 November 2015, Antisemitism Policy Trust (then PCAA Foundation) Director Danny Stone spoke alongside CPS Director Peter Lewis at an event for the Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.
On 31 May, Antisemitism Policy Trust Director Danny Stone participated in the European Commission’s Coordination Meeting with Member States, IT companies and Civil Society in the context of the Dialogue with IT Companies on online Hate speech.
The resultant press release from the event follows:
Stronger EU action to better tackle violent radicalisation leading to terrorism
Delivering on its European Agenda on Security, the European Commission is today presenting further steps to support Member States in preventing and countering violent radicalisation leading to terrorism. While responsibility for addressing violent radicalisation leading to terrorism lies primarily with Member States and actors at local, regional and national level, radicalisation, like terrorism, knows no borders. This was evident in the events leading up to the attacks in Paris and Brussels. Today the Commission is outlining actions in seven specific areas where the EU can bring added value, from promoting inclusive education and common values, to tackling extremist propaganda online and radicalisation in prisons. Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said: â€œRecent terrorist attacks have shown how some young Europeans have fallen prey to an ideology of death and destruction, breaking away from their own families and friends and turning against their own societies. This calls for a determined response by society as a whole, to prevent radicalisation and strengthen the ties that bind us together. The EU should help wherever it can.â€ The initiatives put forward are a follow-up to the Paris Declaration of 17 March 2015 promoting citizenship and common values through education. A press release and a memo is available here.
On 20th June, Antisemitism Policy Trust Director Danny Stone attended an inter-governmental expert meeting on antisemitism hosted by the German Government in Berlin. He set out the experiences of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism in commissioning and implementing the two All-Party Parliamentary Inquiries into Antisemitism.
On Tuesday 26th July, as part of a series of regional meetings, the Antisemitism Policy Trust visited Brighton where Peter Kyle MP, a member of the APPG Against Antisemitism, spoke to the local Jewish community. Other speakers included Johnny Newton from the Community Security Trust, the Sussex Police hate crime lead Sergeant Peter Allen and Amy Wagner from the Antisemitism Policy Trust.
Danny Stone, Director of the Antisemitism Policy Trust visited the Manchester Challenging Hate Forum and spoke to representatives of the City Council, Police, CPS, Faith Communities and other groups about the work of the Trust. His comments focussed on the challenge of cyber hate.