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Anti-Semitism Scholar Robert Wistrich

Robert Wistrich holds the Neuberger chair for Modern European History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author and editor of two dozen books.

Robert Wistrich in front of Israel cityscape

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Robert Wistrich

Robert Wistrich holds the Neuberger chair for Modern European History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He is the author and editor of two dozen books, including A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad, and The Longest Hatred which received the H.H. Wingate Prize for non-fiction in the U.K. and was the basis for the PBS documentary.

In 2003 he initiated and acted as chief historical advisor for the BBC film Blaming the Jews, which examines anti-Semitism in Arab media and culture.

He is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, and edits the research journal Antisemitism International and the Posen Papers in Contemporary Antisemitism.

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