Prof. Robert S. Wistrich

Prof. Robert S. Wistrich is Neuberger Professor of Modern European and Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He previously held the Chair for Jewish Studies at University College, London. Between 1999-2001, Professor Wistrich was one of six historians appointed by the Vatican to the Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission, which examined Pope Pius XII’s record during the Holocaust.

Publications by Prof. Robert S. Wistrich

Anti-Zionism, the Left, and the Islamists in Britain

Robert Wistrich – Incitement by Muslim and Radical Left Organizations in the UK

Dr. Robert Wistrich, head of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at Hebrew University in Jerusalem discusses incitement against Jews in the U.K. A session of the November 8 2011 conference co-sponsored by the Jerusalem Center […] Read More »

British Anti-Semitism: A Suitable Case for Treatment?

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Reassessing Pope Pius XII’s Attitudes toward the Holocaust

Pope Pius XII was the most controversial pope in modern times. Pope Benedict XVI’s 2009 visit to the Middle East raised new interest in the attitude of the wartime pope toward the Jews. This becomes even more important in light of the possible advancement of his beatification. The issue remains highly problematic, the more so as the Vatican has not yet opened all its archives on Pius XII. Read More »

Antisemitism Embedded in British Culture

Antisemitism has been present in Great Britain for almost a thousand years of recorded history. In the twelfth century, Catholic medieval Britain was a persecutory society, particularly when it came to Jews. It pioneered the blood libel and the church was a leader in instituting cruel legislation and discriminatory conduct toward Jews. Read More »

Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism

Anti-Zionism has become the most dangerous and effective form of anti- Semitism in our time, through its systematic delegitimization, defamation, and demonization of Israel. Read More »

“Something is Rotten in the State of Europe”: Anti-Semitism as a Civilizational Pathology

Often the same Europeans who oppose the more obvious, uncontroversial manifestations of anti-Semitism encourage it – wittingly or unwittingly – through their overall posture on Israel. Read More »