Yale University

Yale Announces New Anti-Semitism Program

06/21/2011

Yale University’s decision this week to found a new academic program that studies anti-Semitism -- after it ended its support this month for a five-year-old project under intense criticism from the Jewish community and campus circles -- has received tentative approval.

Questions Over Closing Of Yale Anti-Semitism Center

Shuttering of interdisciplinary initiative — which cast a sharp eye on Muslim anti-Semitism — raises hackles, consternation.

06/14/2011
JTA

Did Yale’s program on anti-Semitism die a natural death from lack of academic vigor, as the university says? Should it have been saved, as two major Jewish groups are arguing?

Or was it killed for being politically incorrect about Muslim anti-Semitism, as alleged by others?

Yale’s ‘Unfortunate’ Decision

06/14/2011
Editorial

Started amid great hope five years ago, Yale University’s Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism (YIISA) closes its doors this month surrounded by disappointment and suspicion. The academic study center, only one of two based at American universities that focus on millennia-old hatred of Jews, was created at a time when, by all accounts, anti-Semitism was on the rise worldwide. In recent years, a growing amount of anti-Semitism has taken root in the Islamic world, if not, as some scholars claim, in Islam itself.

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