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If one compares the scale and manifestations of antisemitism in Poland today with the scale and manifestations of this phenomenon in France, Austria, the Netherlands or some Scandinavian countries, one could argue that Poland ought to be declared a kind of safe-haven for Jews in Europe.

Alas, this is not the case since antisemitic posters and slogans still appear in Polish football arenas. Places that commemorate Jews and Jewish victims of Polish antisemitism are being defaced with swastikas. Antisemitic remarks target distinguished Polish diplomats.

Most worrisome are the latest political developments in Poland, which have already influenced general societal attitudes in a profoundly negative way.

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Islamist Terrorism and Antisemitism

Combating Islamist Ideology and Understanding the Islamism-Antisemitism Nexus will be Key in the Battle Against Terrorism and Antisemitism

A review of terrorist acts over the last 15 years shows a sharp rise of Islamist terrorism–[1] that is, terrorist acts justified by an Islamist-Jihadist ideology, the perpetrators’ interpretation of “true” Islam. Most indications suggest that Jihadist terror attacks are likely to increase worldwide in the next few years, particularly in Africa and Western Europe but in the US, as well. Security measures will have to be increased, possibly to similar levels instituted in Israel, a country which has been confronted with Islamist terrorism for decades and whose experiences might be valuable in preventing and fighting terror in other countries.[2] The revelation that Jihadists in Brussels, affiliated with the Islamic State, are interested in nuclear sites has contributed to fears of even more devastating attacks.

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Seminar Series
Seminar Series

The ISGAP Seminar Series, “Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective,” explores antisemitism in various regional contexts, using an array of approaches within a comprehensive, interdisciplinary framework. In this series, eminent scholars and researchers are invited to present the results of their research in an informal scholarly setting.


ISGAP Research Papers reflect the broad range of academic activities associated with ISGAP, its faculty, and scholars associated with our mandate. ISGAP Books includes several volumes containing a selection of papers published by the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism, including several presented at the “Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity” conference organized by YIISA/ISGAP at Yale University in August 2010.

Summer Institute
Summer Institute

The ISGAP Summer Institute is a two week intensive, workshop-based program aimed at developing curricula for courses on antisemitism. The institute is held at Hertford College, University of Oxford. Under the guidance of leading international scholars, participants will develop syllabi for courses in the critical interdisciplinary study of antisemitism. After completing the program, participants will teach these courses at their home institutions. 

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Dr. Glen Feder, Director of ISGAP France, i24 News Interview

Dr. Glen Feder, Director of ISGAP France and Senior Research Fellow, sat down with i24 News to discuss the connection between increasing emigration to Israel and antisemitism. Interview in French.  Click here to watch. 
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Executive Director, Dr. Charles Small's Radio Interview

ISGAP’s Executive Director, Dr. Charles Asher Small sat with Dr. Luis Fleischman, Vice President for Jewish Community Relations Council at the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Florida and the host of “The Power of Gentle Talk” to discuss antisemitism, Islamism, and the BDS Movement.  Click here to watch the video.
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ISGAP Featured in Jerusalem Post Article

ISGAP’s Executive Director and other Senior members of ISGAP spoke at the Israeli Knesset on December 29th, read The Jerusalem Post’s coverage of the event. Click here to read the article. 
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ISGAP's Presentation at Israeli Knesset Featured in Haaretz

  Irwin Cotler: “World Is Witnessing New, Virulent and Even Lethal’ anti-Semitism” Knesset committee hosts international experts and activists for special session on anti-Semitism and delegitimization of Israel. Click here to read the article.
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ISGAP's Executive Director, Dr. Charles Asher Small Returns to Yale to Speak with Ruth R. Wisse

    Defeating Global Antisemitism: The View from the United States   Executive Director of ISGAP, Dr. Charles Asher Small and Ruth R. Wisse, Professor Emerita at Harvard University, asses the nature of contemporary antisemitism and ways to defeat it. This event was moderated by Rabbi Leah Cohen ofYale University’s Slifka Center. This marks Charles […]

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