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Qu’est-ce qu’une caricature antisémite ? Essai d’explication historique et politique

La caricature n’est pas une source documentaire parmi d’autres : dans un monde marqué avant tout par l’image, la caricature est devenue un des moyens de communication les plus populaires et les plus efficaces. Aujourd’hui comme hier, l’opinion publique est davantage conditionnée par l’image -de la caricature à la télévision- que par le texte. Un dessin de Kroll, Samuel ou Vadot pèse incontestablement autant dans la formation de l’opinion publique qu’un traditionnel éditorial, si ce n’est davantage. Napoléon déjà disait qu’un bon croquis valait mieux qu’un long discours. De là, le succès actuel de la caricature à travers laquelle une situation ou un homme liés à l’actualité la plus brûlante peuvent être dénoncés ou moqués sur le vif avec un effet garanti. Il suffit de quelques traits de crayon, parfois des plus sommaires, et de très peu de mots, et le message est passé.

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Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism, Jewish students and failed policies

A new article at The Washington Post by Molly Harris claims that liberal Jewish students are being “actively excluded” from social justice organizations.  Jewish college students will find that those active in BDS are also active in other left-wing groups and “as a Zionist this can be extremely disheartening.”  Her article goes to the heart of the intersection between Jewish students, Zionist students and types of antisemitism.  In a similar vein Alan Dershowitz has claimed that progressive supporters of Israel are finding themselves unwelcome unless they “reject Israel.”

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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.

Publications
Publications

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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ISGAP Initiates Expert Consultation on Measuring Antisemitism

Leading scholars, experts and practitioners from Europe, North America and Israel held a closed meeting in Paris, to confront the question of how to build an effective multi-layered “tool” to measure antisemitism effectively. Please view the press release from the proceedings below. MEASURING ANITSEMITISM: EXPERT MEETING As more governments are accepting responsibility for monitoring and collecting data on […]
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ISGAP to Address OSCE on Looming Threat of Antisemitism

ISGAP Executive Director Charles Asher Small will represent ISGAP in Warsaw, Poland at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) this September, 2016. At the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Dr. Small will address OSCE officials on the looming threat of antisemitism and how contemporary antisemitism is connected directly with security […]
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Juggling the Jigsaw Produced by Filmmaker Ian Halperin

The World Turned Upside Down No.1 NY Times bestselling author and award winning filmmaker Ian Halperin, wants the world to know that the current wave of antisemitism is gaining power every day and that unless something is done about it asap more and more Jews will leave Europe because they fear for their safety. TO […]
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Oxford Union Debate on Holocaust Denial Criminalisation

ISGAP Executive Director, Dr. Charles Asher Small, speaks in the defense of the opposition. Click here to watch
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Professor Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel was so much.  A boy from Siget who experienced and saw what no person should ever.  He became a witness.   A voice for those who were murdered by the Nazis.  A voice for those whose memories were under constant threat of eradication.  He was an author.  He was a professor.  He was […]
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