Wartime Pius XII archives closed to scholars

In journalistic parlance, this is a "Man Bites Dog" story from Agence France Presse: Vatican demands opening of Israeli archives. Walter Brandmuller, president of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences said,
I do not understand some critics as most of the Vatican documentation is accessible... while others do not make their documents available
Apparently fifteen Israeli archive collections keep documents to which scholars are not allowed access. The Commission investigating the life of Pope Pius XII would like to study these documents.

H/T Fr Ray Blake

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