The Times of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday eulogized Bernard Lewis as one of the greatest Middle East historians of the era, following the longtime Princeton professor’s death at 101.
“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,” Netanyahu’s office said in a statement.
“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,” he added.
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