Robert S. Wistrich

Robert S. Wistrich is Neuburger Professor of European and Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism. He is the author of numerous books, including Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred and Laboratory for World Destruction. Germans and Jews in Central Europe.
The Left and the Jews Since Karl Marx
Robert S. Wistrich explored the roots of left-wing attitudes to the Jews, Zionism and Israel in a masterful new study of the pathology of antisemitism. He traced a line of negative stereotypes running back to the days of Karl Marx, when radical and populist movements attacked Jews as “rootless cosmopolitans” associated with industrial, financial and cultural elites. In From Ambivalence to Betrayal The Left, The Jews and Israel Wistrich identifies a striking continuity of negative s...