Michel Gurfinkiel

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Michel Gurfinkiel (1 August 1948, Paris) is a French conservative journalist and public intellectual. He served as editor-in-chief of Valeurs Actuelles from 1985 to 2006.[1]


He served as editor-in-chief of Perspectives from 1984 to 1985, and of Valeurs actuelles from 1985 to 2006.[1] He serves on the editorial board of Valeurs acutelles and Commentaire.[1][1] His work has also been published in Commentary Magazine, The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, PJ Media, The New York Sun, Politique Internationale, Le Figaro, L'Arche, Limes, Outre-Terre, The Times, The European, The Middle East Quarterly, The Jerusalem Post, Azure, Nativ: A Journal of Politics and the Arts, The Jewish Review of Books, etc.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

He has been a board member of the Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France since 1995.[1] In 2003, he founded the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute.[1][2][4] He has been a fellow of the Middle East Forum since 2012.[1][2] He is the recipient of the National Order of Merit.[1] He lives in Paris.[4]


  • Israël, géopolitique d'une paix (Éditions Michalon, 1996)
  • Le Retour de la Russie (with Vladimir Fedorovski, Odile Jacob, 2001),
  • La Cuisson du homard : réflexion intempestive sur la nouvelle guerre d'Israël (Éditions Michalon, 2001)
  • Le Roman d'Odessa (Éditions du Rocher, 2005)
  • Le testament d'Ariel Sharon (Éditions du Rocher, 2006)
  • Le Roman d'Israël (Éditions du Rocher, 2008)
  • Un devoir de mémoire (Jean-Paul Bertrand, 2008)
  • Israël peut-il survivre? La Nouvelle Règle du Jeu (Hugo & Cie, 2011)


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