Yale president’s statement on war in the Middle East; remarks on compassion and civility; against hatred

Yale President Peter Salovey has issued several statements regarding the Hamas-Israel war. Most recently, on December 7th 2023, he sent a message to the Yale community titled “Against Hatred” — read the message by visiting the President’s website.

In a statement on October 10th 2023, President Salovey first addressed the recent terrorist attacks and conflict in the Middle East. In his message to the community, he strongly condemned the violence, expressing condolences for the victims and emphasizing the importance of unity, open dialogue, and a commitment to peace within the Yale community — read the statement by visiting the President’s website.

Subsequently, President Salovey also spoke in groups and individually with Muslim and Jewish students on the topic of compassion and civility — read a compilation of these remarks, posted November 3rd 2023, by visiting the President’s website.