Boost for Ox­ford Is­rael stud­ies

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY SI­MON ROCKER

YAACOV YADGAR, Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity’s new Stan­ley Lewis Pro­fes­sor of Is­rael Stud­ies, who of­fi­cially took up the post this week, said he will strive to make the uni­ver­sity “a global leader” in the field.

The Is­raeli aca­demic, who has come from Bar-Ilan Uni­ver­sity, suc­ceeds Derek Penslar, who was the first pro­fes­sor in the sub­ject at Ox­ford when he started five years ago.

Pro­fes­sor Yadgar, whose book

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