Laila kindly provided a translation of my article in Al Akhbar
Bernard Henri Levy
Is there anyone who follows politics and champions the Arab and Palestinian causes who does not know Bernard Henri Levy? For those of you who do not know of him, he is one of the French "Nouveaux Philosophes", and perhaps the most prominent among them. He is well known for his extreme positions against Muslims and Arabs, although not against those who bow their heads to the white master, who disown their own culture and wear white masks that cover their brown faces. Levy is one of the most virulent defenders of Israel. He was one of the first to enter the shattered remains of Jenin on board a Zionist tank to express his admiration for the Israeli army’s excellent work in ethnic cleansing and genocide. He is the pillar of Israel’s campaign to whitewash its reputation, giving advice, organising platforms, making speeches and publishing articles of sophisticated propaganda. He has been accused of relying on false information and of plagiarism and has been exposed several times in the French media. There are even allegations that he plays an important role in bringing French politicians, intellectuals and wealthy individuals together with the Israeli Mossad.
This is the man who has taken the job of ‘liberating’ Syria. He called for a conference in support of the Syrian opposition in its French capital, Paris. Despite many refusals from those who were invited, and a modest statement from some intellectuals condemning the conference, there were some Syrians who headed to Paris, who sat down and listened and clapped their hands for the Zionists who are preparing to break Syria up into little pieces and drown it in blood, all in the name of ‘freedom and democracy.’ Those people, some of whom come from ‘big’ families, count themselves as nobles and think of Syria as theirs and their families’ inherited estates, and some of whom represented the Syrian Muslims Brotherhood, should be placed on a list of shame and be mentioned only as traitors. As for the honourable Syrian opposition, what is demanded of it now is to unequivocally clarify its position and to reject foreign interference, particularly from the Zionists, and to condemn those who attended the conference and refuse to deal with them.