This day in Jewish history / A historian who didn’t support the invasion of Iraq is born
Bernard Lewis, the controversial, classically trained scholar, was also tried in France for denying the Armenian genocide and fined one franc.
May 31, 1916, is the birth date of Bernard Lewis, the British-born historian of Islamic religion and culture. Although highly regarded for the sweep of his scholarship and the accessibility of his writing, Lewis has also served as a lightning rod in recent decades for attacks by scholars and political analysts who view him as an apologist for Israel and the West. He is also seen as an instigator of the Allied...
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