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Bernard-Henri Lévy is a philosopher and writer whose works deal broadly with issues of human dignity. In word and deed he carries on the tradition of the engaged intellectual established by André Malraux, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Albert Camus. In his first visit to the emerging Bangladesh as a correspondent for the daily newspaper Combat; in his investigation in Pakistan into the death of Daniel Pearl; in repeated visits to Sarajevo under siege by Serb militias; in his immersion in the "forgotten wars" of Africa and Latin America; in interviews with survivors of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda and of the Armenian genocide; in his involvement, from the very first, in the Libyan people's struggle against Khaddafi; and, most recently, at the side of the pro-European Ukrainians to whom he pays tribute in his play, Hotel Europe, Bernard-Henri Lévy has ceaselessly devoted his talent, energy, and courage to causes he believed just. A philosophy graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, a writer, novelist, journalist, intellectual agitator, filmmaker, activist, and founder of the review La Règle du Jeu, BHL is a columnist for Le Point, Corriere della Sera, El Pais (Madrid), as well as other publications for which he provides weekly commentary on politics, culture, and the arts—among them the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, Haaretz, Aftenposten, Espressen de Stockolm, and New Republic. A particular preoccupation of his work is the idea of evil. For BHL, the twentieth century was the century of evil: Fascism, totalitarianism, terrorism, and nativism are the successive forms in which that evil has appeared—and continues to appear in the early decades of the twenty-first century.

ARTICLES BY: Bernard-Henri Lévy


August 27, 2018 6:49 am
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In the Wake of Trump, McCain Shines as a True American Knight

The death of John McCain, the senator from Arizona, has unleashed waves of emotion in the United States and across the world. That emotion is tied...

July 3, 2018 4:37 pm
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Bernard-Henri Lévy: Simone Veil, Emmanuel Macron, and the Panthéon

For those who are old enough to have lived through both events, the comparison was undoubtedly remarkable: the induction of Simone Veil in France’s Panthéon,...

August 15, 2017 3:30 pm
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Maduro: Between Castro and Pinochet

Venezuela once was one of Latin America’s most prosperous countries. The country sat on the world’s largest oil reserves, according to OPEC. Without always having...

July 24, 2017 2:28 pm
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Bernard-Henri Lévy: The Poverty and Shame of Le Monde Diplomatique

Le Monde diplomatique, which has no editorial connection with Le Monde, is not well known outside France. In a way, that is too bad, because...

March 13, 2017 11:56 pm
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Bernard-Henri Lévy: An Address to the Kurdish Nation

The following speech by famed French humanitarian and philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy was delivered on March 7, 2017, in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, on the occasion of the...

January 18, 2017 3:42 pm
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Bernard-Henri Lévy: A Rock Called Zion (EXCERPT)

The following is an excerpt from French philosopher and activist Bernard-Henri Lévy's newly released book, The Genius of Judaism, which delves into the meaning of being a...

January 5, 2017 5:14 am
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Bernard-Henri Lévy: Israel, Obama and the United Nations

I am an unwavering proponent of the two-state solution in the Middle East. And I continue to think that, even battered and bruised, abandoned by some,...

December 25, 2016 5:16 pm
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Bernard-Henri Lévy: The Shame of Aleppo

"The pyramid of martyrs haunts the earth." Remembering Aleppo, this line from René Char’s wartime poem comes back to me like a slap in the...

October 30, 2016 8:58 am
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Bernard-Henri Lévy: With the Peshmerga, on the Front Line in the Battle for Mosul

Editor's note: Bernard-Henri Lévy’s documentary, "Peshmerga," was an Official Selection at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. He and his team are back in Iraqi Kurdistan,...

October 6, 2016 8:21 am
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The Epitaph of Shimon Peres

“Man is a beggar when he thinks, and a prince when he dreams.” I do not know if Shimon Peres was fond of Hölderlin’s poetry. And it...

October 2, 2016 12:00 pm
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Full Transcript of Bernard-Henri Lévy Address at Commemoration of Babi Yar Massacre in Kiev

  Below is the full transcript of remarks delivered by Bernard-Henri Lévy, special representative of French President François Hollande, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of...

August 4, 2016 8:52 am
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Bernard-Henri Lévy: A Long-Awaited and Critical Appeal Falls Short

On July 31, forty-two men and women describing themselves as “French and Muslim” published a call to fellow French Muslims to “assume our responsibilities” and...

July 5, 2016 8:24 am
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Bernard-Henri Lévy: The Humble Nobility of Elie Wiesel

It begins in a world now gone, lying at the borders of Ruthenia, Bukovina and Galicia, forgotten places that were the glory of the Habsburg...

June 27, 2016 1:52 am
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Brexit Does Not Signal the Victory of ‘Another Europe,’ But of ‘No Europe at All’

Thursday’s Brexit marks a victory not of the people but of populism. Not of democracy but of demagogy. It is a victory of the hard Right over...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

US Ready to Resume North Korea Talks, Seeks Denuclearization by 2021

The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its...

Israel

Israeli Police Thwart Arab Terrorism in Jerusalem on Yom Kippur

JNS.org - An attempted stabbing attack was thwarted on the night of Yom Kippur by Israeli police in Jerusalem. Just after the beginning of the holiday at 7 pm, a 26-year-old man...

Middle East

Russia, Turkey Still Working on Idlib Deal but Optimistic: UN

Russia and Turkey told a weekly meeting of the UN Syria humanitarian taskforce in Geneva on Thursday that they were still working out the details of their plan to avert...

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