Bernard Lewis (Stoke Newington, Hackney kerület, London, 1916. május 31. Both great scholars struck heavy blows in this debate, but I believe that Said was onto something important when he argued that "Lewis simply cannot deal with the diversity of Muslim, much less human life, because it is closed to him as something foreign, radically different, and other.". I take this as a good sign: it’s now a blot on your resume to have supported the Iraq war. May 19, 2012 Thread starter Surenas; Start date May 18, 2012; ... Everyone knows Bernard Lewis's inclination, and he serves a purpose for western purposes, big deal, none of this is new at all. . Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) meets with Middle East historian Bernard Lewis (Israeli Government Press Office), Lewis's mistake over Iraq was just one manifestation of a hideous world view that included a nakedly racist approach to the Middle East. Yet another Zionist Plan for the establishment of greater Israel by dividing Middle East known as “Oded Yinon Plan”, also exists. No one person can or should be blamed for all the death and destruction we are witnessing in the Middle East. New Bernard Lewis plan will carve up the Mideast by Joseph Brewda In 1980, EIR warned that the strategy behind then-U.S. Na­ tional Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski's "Arc of Cri­ sis" was a British plan to destroy the nation-state. ", The view that Islam and the West are embroiled in an existential battle for survival has proved hugely influential on both sides of the Atlantic. I can think of no modern scholar who has perpetrated half as much harm. Lewis was intellectually a towering figure. But herein lies the irony: the Bernard Lewis plan is also directed against Turkey (see item 9 below) and Arab states such as Iraq. Bernard Lewis, who passed away in May 2018, was a renowned British-American historian of Islam and the Middle East. Site developed by     Copyright © Yedioth Internet. US Secretary of State and former CIA boss Mike Pompeo declared on 20 May: "I owe a great deal of my understanding of the Middle East to his work." Chpt. Lewis … If Islam is at war with the West, then why are the large Islamic states (Egypt, Malaysia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, etc) for the most part Western allies? They respect power.". The Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and many other outlets carry long obituaries full of praise for one of the great sages of our age. Lewis told the board that the United States should support so-called democratic reformers in the Middle East, "such as my friend here, Ahmed Chalabi". Jul 23, 2010 10,838 11 17,502 Country Location. Lewis was also guilty of a disastrous intellectual reductionism. ... We do not hear these words applied to the revolution in Iran. It shapes official thinking to this day. Lewis also said his acclaimed book, Semites and anti-Semites, which addresses Arab anti-Semitism, will be published in Arabic in Cairo. Bernard Lewis’ recommendations, which aim to depict Iran as the biggest threat in the Middle East and mold this into the main security and strategic doctrine of the United States and its allies, have inflicted heavy losses both on the west and the Islamic world. This, was the strategic game plan behind the U. Bernard Lewis. - The End of Modern History in the Middle East - Bernard Lewis - History of the Middle East - Historical Books - Education materials - Modern History. More than 30 years ago Lewis was engaged in a furious series of exchanges with the Palestinian literary critic Edward Said. This awareness affects revolutionaries as they write, direct, interpret, and perform their roles in the revolutionary drama. Ce dernier popularisa en 1978 la théorie de « l’arc de crise », théorisée en premier par Bernard Lewis et visant à déstabiliser la Russie et l’Iran, une vision qu’il appliquera ensuite au Caucase dans son livre « Le grand échiquier ». Moderator, Mr. Dan Diker, Director of the Institute for Contemporary Affairs at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. All rights reserved. In Islam, as in Christianity and Judaism, there is an end-of-times scenario—and they think it's beginning or has already begun. He later deceitfully claimed that he had been against the Iraq invasion. Only England And Wales jurisdiction apply in all legal matters. In May 2018, renowned Princeton Professor Bernard Lewis passed away. Rafi ELITE MEMBER. Believes in triumph of messianic figure, Outdated Cold war concepts, such as mutually assured destruction (M.A.D) are irrelevant when it comes to, 'Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West', See all talkbacks "Bernard Lewis: Iran in apocalyptic mood". Bernard Lewis was an historian of the Middle East, and one of the great scholars of our time. The “Bernard Lewis plan,” as it came to be known, was a design to fracture all the countries in the region, from the Middle East to India, along ethnic, sectarian, and linguistic lines. For decades, Bernard Lewis, who has just died, provided the intellectual and moral justification for bigotry and war in the Middle East, Dancing on the dead: The US embassy opens a new era of bloodshed, Do not weep for Bernard Lewis, high priest of war in the Middle East. American historian Joel Beinin has called him "perhaps the most articulate and learned Zionist advocate in the North American Middle East academic community". İran İslam Devrimi’nin oluşturduğu siyasal atmosfer nedeniyle de Müslümanların Avrupa’yı Keşfi ve İslâm’ın Siyasal Söylemi adlı kitapları yayımladı. But Lewis bears his share because he provided the intellectual and moral justification for bigotry and war. mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent—it's an inducement." . British Arabist, Dr. Bernard Lewis (z L'b): "Why Western powers must thwart Islamist Iran's nuclear program" at the '09 Jerusalem Conference. We have been here before. Islam, like Judaism and Christianity, has an end of time scenario," the scholar said. He was directly involved. Bernard Lewis. At 95, it was time for the man theEncyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing calls the "most influential postwar historian of Islam and the Middle East" to leave Princeton—his home for more than 35 years—for a senior living facility known for attracting retired academics. He resigned as chief political columnist of the Daily Telegraph in 2015. He was one of the West’s leading scholars on Islam and the Middle East. "Iran is a mortal threat, and one also has to take account of the apocalyptic mood of Ahmadinejad and his circle. Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies," Bernard Lewis has been for half a century one of the West's foremost scholars of Islamic history and culture, the author of over two dozen books, most notably The Arabs in History, The Emergence of Modern Turkey, The Political Language of Islam, and The Muslim Discovery of Europe. © Middle East Eye 2020 - all rights reserved. The controversy still rages but my guess is that history will agree that Said was right. An outline of the diabolical plan of the Khazars and British to destabilize the Middle East, in order to break it up or Balkanize the region. Instead, he became the intellectual high priest for the calamitous wars which have caused such bloodshed across the Middle East, while doing unlimited damage to the standing of the United States. 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