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Regime change in Iran was one of Bernard Lewis’s political projects and, inspired by his intellectual hero, Pompeo may be about to have a go at achieving it. brit-amerikai történész, az orientalisták, Közel-Kelet vagy iszlám/arab szakértők doyenje, legtekintélyesebbike. Yet he did - hook line and sinker -  with terrible consequences that the Middle East lives with to this day. Only England And Wales jurisdiction apply in all legal matters. known to be a valued interlocutor o Turkish and Jordanian statesmen, Iran’s last shah, Israeli prime ministers, and U.S. President George W. Bush and his team. Bernard Lewis. 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." Regime change in Iran was one of Bernard Lewis’s political projects and, inspired by his intellectual hero, Pompeo may be about to have a go at achieving it. He also threw in with the neoconservatives, and contributed to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Jul 23, 2010 10,838 11 17,502 Country Location. No other person in our time has done as much to inform and influence the West’s view of the Islamic world and the Middle East. Photo: Bernard Lewis Bernard Lewis (Portrait: Alan Kolc / Princeton University). I refuse to observe this convention in the case of Bernard Lewis, a historian of Islam and the Middle East, who died over the weekend aged 101. Lewis expanded on this view in a series of books and lectures that painted a backwards-looking Muslim world seething with hatred against a modernising and virtuous West. It was him, and not Samuel Huntington, who coined the phrase "clash of civilisations". British Arabist, Dr. Bernard Lewis (z L'b): "Why Western powers must thwart Islamist Iran's nuclear program" at the '09 Jerusalem Conference. Playwrights and actors alike are especially aware of their audiences, both present and future. At the heart of Said's attack on Lewis was the assertion that he was less an objective scholar and more a propagandist against Islam and the Arab world. "We are facing a mood and a movement far transcending the level of issues and policies and the governments that pursue them," observed Lewis in 1990, adding: "This is no less than a clash of civilisations, the perhaps irrational but surely historic reaction of an ancient rival against our Judeo-Christian heritage, our secular present, and the worldwide expansion of both. 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? Bernard Lewis (Londres, 31 de maio de 1916 – 19 de maio de 2018) foi um académico britânico especialista em história do Islão e na interação entre o Islão e o Ocidente. His books include The Triumph of the Political Class, The Rise of Political Lying, and Why the West is Wrong about Nuclear Iran. The "Ber­ nard Lewis plan," as it came to be known, was a design to 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. Islam, like Judaism and Christianity, has an end of time scenario," the scholar said. – Voorhees Township, New Jersey, 2018. május 19.) 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 ». Site developed by     Copyright © Yedioth Internet. 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". - The End of Modern History in the Middle East - Bernard Lewis - History of the Middle East - Historical Books - Education materials - Modern History. The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Middle East Eye. Chpt. In the mid-1960s, Lewis emerged as a commentator on the issues of the modern Middle East and his analysis of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the rise of militant Islam brought him publicity and aroused significant controversy. The controversy still rages but my guess is that history will agree that Said was right. He was one of the West’s leading scholars on Islam and the Middle East. Author and former Pakistani Ambassador to England, Akbar Ahmed, and Bernard Lewis hold a discussion on the "Islamic World". Moderator, Mr. Dan Diker, Director of the Institute for Contemporary Affairs at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Bernard Lewis. To put it mildly, the world's estimated 1.8 billion Muslims do not all think the same. 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. During his lecture, Lewis said Islam was neither a religion of complete peace nor a religion of war symbolized by a horseman riding with a Koran and a sword. The “Bernard Lewis Plan” named after its architect Bernard Lewis, a specialist in ‘oriental studies’, the ‘history of Islam’ and the ‘interaction between Islam and the West’ is well known. The partitioning of Iran (Bernard Lewis Project) is seen as an economic necessity (see item 3 below). Not that you would know this from reading today's newspapers. More than 30 years ago Lewis was engaged in a furious series of exchanges with the Palestinian literary critic Edward Said. He told Vice President Dick Cheney: "I believe that one of the things you've got to do to Arabs is hit them between the eyes with a big stick. This is rubbish. . No one person can or should be blamed for all the death and destruction we are witnessing in the Middle East. Within days of the attacks on the World Trade Centre, he was agitating for the downfall of Saddam Hussein, expressing opinions which delighted the neoconservatives pressing for military action in the Middle East. Bernard Lewis (Stoke Newington, Hackney kerület, London, 1916. május 31. mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent—it's an inducement." 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. Lewis was there when the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board held its notorious meeting to consider military action against Iraq at the end of September 2001. Bernard Lewis has just moved to a small apartment in the manicured suburbs on Philadelphia's Main Line. Bernard Lewis. January 21, 1988 Issue. 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. . Addressing suicide terrorism, the historian added that "suicide is expressly forbidden by Islamic holy law," noting that the act carried the punishment of "forfeiting heaven and going straight to hell.". Bernard Lewis (Stoke Newington, 31 maggio 1916 – Voorhees, 19 maggio 2018) è stato uno storico e orientalista britannico. Lewis was the moral leader of the small group of intellectuals who argued for the Iraq invasion of 2003. This, was the strategic game plan behind the U. Biografia. ", 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. Bush was even spotted carrying a marked­up copy o one o Lewis’s articles. Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic world today and that are increasingly being expressed in acts of terrorism. Yet it is laden with contradictions. Bernard Lewis, Iran in History. This awareness affects revolutionaries as they write, direct, interpret, and perform their roles in the revolutionary drama. We have been here before. Bernard Lewis was an historian of the Middle East, and one of the great scholars of our time. Addressing a packed hall, Lewis spoke after a screening of the film 'Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West'. I take this as a good sign: it’s now a blot on your resume to have supported the Iraq war. M.A.D doesn't work with these people.". . Rafi ELITE MEMBER. 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. But Lewis bears his share because he provided the intellectual and moral justification for bigotry and war. 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. "Iran is a mortal threat, and one also has to take account of the apocalyptic mood of Ahmadinejad and his circle. 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". "Muslims, like Jews, believe that there are things you can do to hasten the messiah. Iran: Haman or Cyrus? Lewis's policy advice has particular weight thanks to this scholarly authority. Speaking and reading twelve languages including Arabic, Turkish and Hebrew, he had a remarkable grasp of Muslim history and politics, and was uniquely insightful and … It shapes official thinking to this day. Bernard Lewis: Iran in apocalyptic mood Mutually assured destruction is incentive, not deterrence, for Tehran, renowned scholar says Yaakov Lappin | Published: 01.29.07 , 22:01 He was directly involved. The death of Bernard Lewis just short of his 102nd birthday is a great blow to Middle East scholarship. 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.". Bernard Lewis Profile - Brzezinski-Obama's Plan Designer - History Commons_djvu.txt download 17.3K New Bernard Lewis Plan to Carve Up the Middle East - Behind Todays Wars_djvu.txt download We have been here before. 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. In the meantime, as another war looms again in the Middle East, this time with Iran, Lewis's influence and standing remains as high as ever. He also was British Press Awards Columnist of the Year 2013. Oxford Univ Press 1994. Bernard Lewis, né le 31 mai 1916 à Stoke Newington, un quartier dans Londres et mort le 19 mai 2018 à Voorhees Township au New Jersey1, est un historien de citoyenneté britannique à sa naissance, il a également acquis la nationalité américaine et israélienne. They respect power.". "Ahmadinejad and his group clearly believe, and I don't doubt the sincerity of their belief, that we are now entering an apocalyptic age, which will result in the triumph of their messianic figure," Lewis said, referring to the twelfth Imam, Mahdi. Race and Slavery in the Middle East. He later deceitfully claimed that he had been against the Iraq invasion. 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. At Bernard Lewis’s neocon gala, the talk was of war, peace, democracy and Muslims. Only England And Wales jurisdiction apply in all legal matters. ... We do not hear these words applied to the revolution in Iran. But herein lies the irony: the Bernard Lewis plan is also directed against Turkey (see item 9 below) and Arab states such as Iraq. U.S. Vice President Dick Cheneyremarked "in thi… He resigned as chief political columnist of the Daily Telegraph in 2015. one of Bernard Lewis’s political projects, Saeb Erekat: Palestinian politician who believed talk was the way to a deal, Kuwait's Sheikh Sabah: The Gulf's 'great balancer'. 1990’lı yıllar yine Bernard Lewis’in dur durak bilmeden kitaplarını yayımladığı dönem olarak geçti. 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. Lewis was also guilty of a disastrous intellectual reductionism. All rights reserved. American historian Joel Beinin has called him "perhaps the most articulate and learned Zionist advocate in the North American Middle East academic community". Yet another Zionist Plan for the establishment of greater Israel by dividing Middle East known as “Oded Yinon Plan”, also exists. 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. As one of the world's leading experts on Islam, Bernard Lewis had no excuse for falling for Chalabi, the charlatan who led the Iraqi National Congress. This meant he had the ability to do great good. Turkey could be the next Iran. Lewis's mistake over Iraq was just one manifestation of a hideous world view which included a nakedly racist approach to the Middle East. 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. May 19, 2012 Lewis's influence continues to this day. Bernard Lewis, historian of the Middle East, passed away on May 19, just shy of his 102nd birthday. "There is only solution to the Iranian threat, and that can only come from the Iranian people," Lewis said. It shapes official thinking to this day. İran İslam Devrimi’nin oluşturduğu siyasal atmosfer nedeniyle de Müslümanların Avrupa’yı Keşfi ve İslâm’ın Siyasal Söylemi adlı kitapları yayımladı. - Peter Oborne won best commentary/blogging in 2017 and was named freelancer of the year in 2016 at the Online Media Awards for articles he wrote for Middle East Eye. Lewis often wrote as if they did. © Middle East Eye 2020 - all rights reserved. Lewis was intellectually a towering figure. In Islam, as in Christianity and Judaism, there is an end-of-times scenario—and they think it's beginning or has already begun. If the world is facing a war of civilisations, why do states remain the powerful actors in world affairs? A former British intelligence officer, Foreign Office staffer, and Princeton University professor, Lewis was the author of some three-dozen books about the Middle East. Ahmadinejad. In May 2018, renowned Princeton Professor Bernard Lewis passed away. ... About the Shah of Iran, for example, or Golda Meir. I can think of no modern scholar who has perpetrated half as much harm. Even before 9/11 he'd pressed for regime change in Iraq, and after the attack he seized his chance. Lewis also said his acclaimed book, Semites and anti-Semites, which addresses Arab anti-Semitism, will be published in Arabic in Cairo. 1. This view that Islam and the West are embroiled in an existential battle for survival has proved hugely influential on both sides of the Atlantic. 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