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Redress Information and Analysis – July 26, 2020

Bernard Henri Lévy. Click to enlarge

Nureddin Sabir, Editor, Redress Information & Analysis, writes:

French Zionist apologist for Israel Bernard-Henri Lévy is in Libya courting the Turkish-sponsored Islamist militias of the legally defunct “Government of National Accord” (GNA).

The GNA is backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda, Turkey, Qatar, the United States, Britain and Italy.

Lévy, a self-proclaimed “philosopher”, arrived in Libya as a guest of the GNA to express support for its Islamist and organised crime militias. His itinerary includes visits to the Islamist hub of Misrata, Al-Khums and Tarhuna, as well as meetings with the head of the GNA’s militia operations, Ahmad Abu-Shahma, and eight of his subordinates.

Readers who followed the progress of the 2011 insurrection against the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya will remember that Lévy descended on the country ostensibly to support “democracy” and “human rights”. But, as Israel-born writer and musician Gilad Atzmon has observed, the Frenchman is no human rights defender but is in fact a hypocrite and an apologist for Israeli racism and the suppression of Palestinian human rights.

According to Atzmon, “Although Bernard-Henri Lévy presents himself as a French philosopher, he seems to lack that elementary capacity. Unlike a true philosopher, Levy engages in an endless spin, typical of a hasbara – Israeli propaganda – agent…”

So, what is he doing in Libya? Who is he representing and why is he meeting the GNA’s senior terrorist leaders?

This article first appeared in Dateline Libya, a Redress Information & Analysis page dedicated to the conflict in Libya