“I have made myself a rule. Whnever I hear a person speak in the name of ‘Jewish values’ or ‘as a Jew’, I immediately seek cover. I suggest you do the same,” Gilad Atzmon, Israeli-born Jewish writer, author, musician and blogger, September 14, 2012.
French Jewish journalist and political activist, Bernard-Henri Levy, was the driving force behind the former French half-Jewish President Nicolas Sarkozy’s war on Libya to remove Qaddafi from power. Last November, speaking at the first national convention in Paris, organized by the French Israel Lobby, the Council of Jewish Organization of France, Levy boasted that he lead the anti-Qaddafi campaing because it was a Jewish thing to do.
“What I have done all these months, I did as a Jew. And like all the Jews of the world, I was worried. Despite legitimate anxiety is an uprising to be welcomed with favor, we were dealing with one of the worst enemy of Israel,” said Levy.
Levy has even produced a documentary on French attack on Libya, ‘The Oath of Tobruk’ which was premiered at Cannes June 2012. The documentary shows Levy’s contributions towards the destruction of the richest Muslim-majority African country. Levy attended the premiere along with four Libyan rebel leaders.
Commenting on the recent murder of US ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, Levy said Stevens was a great freind of Libya and Muslim/Arab world in general. Then he made a joke: “Hey demonstrators: Anybody can make a movie. It doesn’t mean anything. By the way, anybody can burn a Koran. Or a Bible. Or smear faces on a crucifix. Or ad infinitum“. In France such anti-religious activities are not considered crimes – but burning of Talmud or mocking of Holocaust are crimes punishable upto three years in jail and heavy fine.
Kevin Barrett PhD, an American academic of Arab language like Christopher Stevens says the ambassador was murdered by Zionists for being pro-Arab.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad became Levy’s next target. On July 2, 2011, Levy organized a conference in support of anti-Assad groups in Saint-Germain (France). Nearly 200 people including Bernard Kouchner, former French Jew foreign minister, Frederik Ansel, a member of Israel’s ruling Likud Party, Alex Goldfarb, former Knesset member and adviser to Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak and Andre Glucksmann, an anti-Islam French writer, attended the meeting. The only Syrian attendee was no other than Moulhem Droubi, the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood representative in Paris.
On September 20, 2010, French author and writer, professor Thierry Meyssan, exposed Bernard-Henri Levy for fabricating Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, to degrade Iran and Islam in general. With his grip over Sarkozy and his model wife – Levy turned his story into a political issue between Iran and France. The leader of France’s Anti-Zionist Party, Dieudonné M’bala M’bala – who happened to be in Tehran for a film project found out the truth. Sakineh was not sentenced for adultery but helping her boyfriend to murder her own husband. And there was no biblical “Jesus vs Pharisees” story of ‘death by stoning’ involved. Read Meyssan’s article here.
In the 1970s, Levy ran anti-Pakistan campaign which resulted in the break-up of the country with its Eastern part becoming Bangladesh.
In March 2006, Levy along with Salman Rushdie, ran a campaign in support of Flemming Rose, the cultural editor of Jyllands-Posten for his right to publish the notorious Danish Cartoons.