Statement on the Passing of Bernard Lewis

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

May 21, 2018

 

"Bernard Lewis was one of the great scholars of Islam and the Middle East in our time. We will be forever grateful for his robust defense of Israel. I will always feel privileged to have witnessed firsthand his extraordinary erudition and I gleaned invaluable insights from our many meetings over the years. I was also deeply moved by his wide ranging conversations with my late father, Professor Ben Zion Netanyahu. Professor Lewis's wisdom will continue to guide us for years to come."