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Assessing the New Wave of Judeophobia in France

Today, few commentators deny the new wave of hatred against Jews in France. Indeed, many increasingly acknowledge that this is a global phenomenon. Assessing antisemitism in France is not only important for an evaluation of the threat for Jewish communities, but for French society in general. Moreover, the French case, in which this new wave of antisemitism is particularly visible and exposed, provides us with some important insights about the global antisemitic threat, despite some French particularities.

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Europe, the Vatican and the Normalization of Antisemitism

On Sunday January 17th, 2016 Pope Francis made his first visit as Pontiff to the Great Synagogue in Rome. This was a significant event, the third such visit by a Pontiff to the Great Synagogue. Importantly, it followed on the heels of the October commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, where the Pontiff issued a definitive statement against both classic and contemporary antisemitism. In his address, the Pope stated: “To attack Jews is antisemitism, but an outright attack on the State of Israel is also antisemitism.”

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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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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 (For Subscribers Only)

  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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