Tensions Mount and Rabbis Clash Over Yeshiva University Ceremony Awarding Carter for Peace

As security tightens around Yeshiva University campus, Young Israel rabbis denounce Carter's 'animus and bias' toward Israel, while others uphold students’ 'academic freedom.'

On the eve of the arrival of controversial former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on campus, a leading Modern Orthodox group made a last-minute appeal to Yeshiva University and the Cardozo School of Law to rescind the invitation and cancel the ceremony in which he is to be given the International Advocate for Peace Award.