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Pope Condemns Catholics who Disrupted Kristallnacht Ceremony

Pope Francis, reacting to the disruption of a recent interfaith Kristallnacht memorial in Buenos Aires, Argentina, told Latin American religious leaders visiting the Vatican...

Archbishop of Canterbury to Visit Western Wall and Al Aqsa Mosque

The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is scheduled to arrive in Israel Wednesday as part of a five-day trip to the Middle East. The archbishop...

Pope Condemns Anti-Semitism at Vatican Summit with Jewish Leaders

Pope Francis condemned anti-Semitism during a meeting on Monday with representatives of the international Jewish community at the Vatican. “Because of our commons roots, a...

Anti-Semitism On The Couch: A Conversation with Professor Robert Wistrich

Robert S. Wistrich, a professor at Hebrew University and a leading scholar on anti-Semitism, published his 24th book last month: A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad (Random House, 1,200 pages). Wistrich is the director of The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism and, between 1999 and 2001, was one of six scholars who sat on a Catholic-Jewish historical commission that examined Pope Pius XII's response to the Holocaust. The Jewish Press spoke with Wistrich during his recent New York book tour.

Promoting Pius XII

Ten years ago, the Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission, established to investigate Pope Pius XII's response to the Holocaust, met for the first time to discuss its future work. I was the only Israeli historian among the six scholars (three Catholics and three Jews) designated by the Vatican and leading Jewish organizations to study this hotly contested issue.

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