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Bernard Lewis, scholar and political advisor, dead at 101

Bernard Lewis, scholar and the "west's leading interpreter of the Middle East," died Sunday at the age of 101.
Lewis was a leading scholar on Oriental and Middle Eastern studies. His study of antisemitism, Semites and Anti-Semites was a cry against Soviet and Arab attempts to delegitimize Israel. In other works, he argued Arab rage against Israel was disproportionate to other tragedies or injustices in the Muslim world.
Though a champion for Israel, Lewis was an often controversial figure, on this subject and others. He was accused of being a "genocide denier" for his views on the Armenian genocide. His support of the Iraq War has also brought criticism.
Details regarding Lewis's death have not yet been released.
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