"Iran is a mortal threat, and one also has to take account of the apocalyptic mood of Ahmadinejad and his circle. 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. 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. 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. 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. Iran: Haman or Cyrus? Ahmadinejad. We have been here before. This is rubbish. 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. mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent—it's an inducement." ... We do not hear these words applied to the revolution in Iran. "There is only solution to the Iranian threat, and that can only come from the Iranian people," Lewis said. 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. His books include The Triumph of the Political Class, The Rise of Political Lying, and Why the West is Wrong about Nuclear Iran. Bush was even spotted carrying a marked­up copy o one o Lewis’s articles. The controversy still rages but my guess is that history will agree that Said was right. 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. Bernard Lewis. 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. British Arabist, Dr. Bernard Lewis (z L'b): "Why Western powers must thwart Islamist Iran's nuclear program" at the '09 Jerusalem Conference. If the world is facing a war of civilisations, why do states remain the powerful actors in world affairs? Race and Slavery in the Middle East. - 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. Bernard Lewis has just moved to a small apartment in the manicured suburbs on Philadelphia's Main Line. 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. 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. Only England And Wales jurisdiction apply in all legal matters. 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. They respect power.". Lewis's mistake over Iraq was just one manifestation of a hideous world view which included a nakedly racist approach to the Middle East. He also threw in with the neoconservatives, and contributed to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But Lewis bears his share because he provided the intellectual and moral justification for bigotry and war. Bernard Lewis, Iran in History. Lewis … 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 I can think of no modern scholar who has perpetrated half as much harm. 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 "Ber­ nard Lewis plan," as it came to be known, was a design to Jul 23, 2010 10,838 11 17,502 Country Location. The death of Bernard Lewis just short of his 102nd birthday is a great blow to Middle East scholarship. 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 ». The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Middle East Eye. He also was British Press Awards Columnist of the Year 2013. But herein lies the irony: the Bernard Lewis plan is also directed against Turkey (see item 9 below) and Arab states such as Iraq. 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." 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. Site developed by     Copyright © Yedioth Internet. "Muslims, like Jews, believe that there are things you can do to hasten the messiah. Lewis was also guilty of a disastrous intellectual reductionism. In May 2018, renowned Princeton Professor Bernard Lewis passed away. brit-amerikai történész, az orientalisták, Közel-Kelet vagy iszlám/arab szakértők doyenje, legtekintélyesebbike. It is customary to speak well of the dead. Yet it is laden with contradictions. Lewis also said his acclaimed book, Semites and anti-Semites, which addresses Arab anti-Semitism, will be published in Arabic in Cairo. M.A.D doesn't work with these people.". Author and former Pakistani Ambassador to England, Akbar Ahmed, and Bernard Lewis hold a discussion on the "Islamic World". 1. 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. Bernard Lewis, historian of the Middle East, passed away on May 19, just shy of his 102nd birthday. American historian Joel Beinin has called him "perhaps the most articulate and learned Zionist advocate in the North American Middle East academic community". Photo: Bernard Lewis Bernard Lewis (Portrait: Alan Kolc / Princeton University). To put it mildly, the world's estimated 1.8 billion Muslims do not all think the same. Bernard Lewis (Stoke Newington, Hackney kerület, London, 1916. május 31. Oxford Univ Press 1994. © Middle East Eye 2020 - all rights reserved. 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. Even before 9/11 he'd pressed for regime change in Iraq, and after the attack he seized his chance. 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? © Middle East Eye 2020 - all rights reserved. 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. He was one of the West’s leading scholars on Islam and the Middle East. 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. It shapes official thinking to this day. 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. 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 Yet another Zionist Plan for the establishment of greater Israel by dividing Middle East known as “Oded Yinon Plan”, also exists. Lewis's policy advice has particular weight thanks to this scholarly authority. Chpt. Lewis thinks the imams in Iran "are religious fanatics with an apocalyptic mindset. Playwrights and actors alike are especially aware of their audiences, both present and future. Bernard Lewis. 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. Rafi ELITE MEMBER. - The End of Modern History in the Middle East - Bernard Lewis - History of the Middle East - Historical Books - Education materials - Modern History. We have been here before. Lewis was intellectually a towering figure. . 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. In Islam, as in Christianity and Judaism, there is an end-of-times scenario—and they think it's beginning or has already begun. 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. Turkey could be the next Iran. ", 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. 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. No one person can or should be blamed for all the death and destruction we are witnessing in the Middle East. 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 was the moral leader of the small group of intellectuals who argued for the Iraq invasion of 2003. More than 30 years ago Lewis was engaged in a furious series of exchanges with the Palestinian literary critic Edward Said. Lewis's influence continues to this day. May 19, 2012 This, was the strategic game plan behind the U. . 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. 1990’lı yıllar yine Bernard Lewis’in dur durak bilmeden kitaplarını yayımladığı dönem olarak geçti. All rights reserved. İran İslam Devrimi’nin oluşturduğu siyasal atmosfer nedeniyle de Müslümanların Avrupa’yı Keşfi ve İslâm’ın Siyasal Söylemi adlı kitapları yayımladı. 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. 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.". ... About the Shah of Iran, for example, or Golda Meir. Bernard Lewis, who passed away in May 2018, was a renowned British-American historian of Islam and the Middle East. Biografia. Lewis often wrote as if they did. Moderator, Mr. Dan Diker, Director of the Institute for Contemporary Affairs at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. 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. "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. I take this as a good sign: it’s now a blot on your resume to have supported the Iraq war. He resigned as chief political columnist of the Daily Telegraph in 2015. Bernard Lewis (Stoke Newington, 31 maggio 1916 – Voorhees, 19 maggio 2018) è stato uno storico e orientalista britannico. Only England And Wales jurisdiction apply in all legal matters. Bernard Lewis was an historian of the Middle East, and one of the great scholars of our time. 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. Not that you would know this from reading today's newspapers. 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. "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. 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'. 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.". It was him, and not Samuel Huntington, who coined the phrase "clash of civilisations". 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". It shapes official thinking to this day. Yet he did - hook line and sinker -  with terrible consequences that the Middle East lives with to this day. Islam, like Judaism and Christianity, has an end of time scenario," the scholar said. 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. January 21, 1988 Issue. – Voorhees Township, New Jersey, 2018. május 19.) 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. 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