Beyond Antisemitism: Muslims and Jews in France, 1948-2007


ACLS Fellowship Program


History and Judaic Studies


“Beyond Antisemitism” seeks to understand the complex history that has brought French Jews and Muslims into conflict since 2000. Moving beyond explanations that reduce tensions solely to a by-product of the Arab/Israeli conflict or to a centuries’ long hatred between Islam and Judaism, the study investigates how France's colonial past, minority policies, and political culture have shaped ethno-religious politics in France throughout the latter half of the twentieth century. By untangling the misunderstood relationship between Muslims and Jews, “Beyond Antisemitism” sheds new light on ethno-religious integration in France and provide insight into one of the most troubling ethnic conflicts of our times.