Sylvain Cypel

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Sylvain Cypel is senior editor at the French newspaper Le Monde.[1]

Cypel is the holder of degrees in International Relations, Sociology and Contemporary History.[1] Cypel, whose father, Jacques Cypel, editor-in-chief of Unzer Wort (Our Word), the world's last Yiddish-language daily newspaper until it was closed down in Paris in 1996,[2] was a leader of the Zionist movement in France.

Cypel lived in Israel for 12 years.[3] He studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was a member of Matzpen. In 1970, together with Menahem Carmi, he split away from Matzpen, and established the Workers' League (commonly known as Avantgarde, trotskist movement).[4]

In 1998 he left Courrier International magazine where he had worked for five years as editor-in-chief, and joined Le Monde as deputy head of the international section.[1][3] He is currently Le Monde's New York correspondent.[5]


  • Cypel, Sylvain (2006). Walled: Israeli society at an impasse. ISBN 9781590512104.

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  1. ^ a b c "Sylvain Cypel, editor-in-chief of Le Monde, to speak at WWS April 16|". Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton. Archived from the original on 2013-11-11.
  2. ^!topic/alt.obituaries/K3CPF7eQqp4
  3. ^ a b "Walled by Sylvain Cypel: About the author".
  4. ^ Ran Greenstein, "Socialist Anti-Zionism: A chapter in the history of the Israeli radical left", Socialist History, 35 (2009)
  5. ^ "Sylvain Cypel".