Prof. Robert Wistrich died last week in Rome, before meeting members of the Italian Parliament.

He delivered this speech at the International Forum Against Anti-semitism just before leaving Israel, where he focuses attention on the PLO and the Palestinian Authority as responsible for the spread of current anti-semitism in the world. Shortly after his speech, I met with Professor Wistrich at his request to provide him with updated material from our agency concerning the anti-semitic new textbooks used by the PA for his use at the Italian Parliament

Prof. Wistrich never had the chance to present this material to the Italian law makers. He was struck down by a heart attack en route to that presentation.

These are the sources we printed out for Prof. Wistrich to peruse during his flight:

RESEARCH ON  UNRWA/PA CURRICULUM

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  1. i listened to the entire speech david- you have been instrumental in keeping me informed. i would have wished to meet him as you did.
    and yet your humble giving ways both you and sara and your family-i know im priviledgd to say- my friends. julia
    i have been priviledged in my lifetime to have met many well known people- not all are as dedicated or sincere as you and sara.
    my heart is in tears about rabbi and vicky.
    the post article friday- by his rabbi friend expressed it so well.
    in life somehow the great are humble and do much good. i can attest to that. julia

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