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Feb 22, 2017, 7:30 AM
The Elor Azaria sentence and the failure of democracy and justice in Israel
Eleven months ago, B’Tselem published a video clearly showing an IDF soldier, Elor Azaria, carry out the illegal and extrajudicial execution of a disarmed, wounded, and supine Palestinian, Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, who had stabbed a soldier in Hebron. Before proceeding any further, one would...
Jan 28, 2017, 11:23 PM
The moral imperative to resist Trump
Donald Trump is the forty-fifth president of the United States of America. When Trump first announced his candidacy, I – like many others – scoffed and proceeded to take this as another sign of the Republican party's descent into...
Aug 13, 2016, 3:02 PM
The similarity between Donald Trump and Islamist extremists
Hate-mongering carnival barkers of every stripe share one basic characteristic – they emphasize the positive elements of an "in-group" and demonize a carefully selected "out-group," which serves as the go-to scapegoat for almost any societal, moral, or political problem. Be...
Jun 23, 2016, 5:02 PM
Post-Orlando massacre: Muslim leaders and communities must tackle rampant, normalized homophobia
Hours after Omar Mateen murdered 49 innocent LGBT people in Orlando, so-called progressive (in reality, regressive) liberals were quick to declare that the attack had nothing to do with Islam. I wrote an earlier piece on the Times of Israel criticizing...
Jun 13, 2016, 12:05 AM
Orlando massacre: The progressive left and Islamist apologia
Homophobia and dogmatism in mainstream Islam allow the more insidious extremism to grow; they must be overcome
Jun 12, 2016, 3:31 PM
Who is Sayed Kashua?
Who exactly is Sayed Kashua? I organized and took part in a conversation with him three months ago at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). The discussion we had was thought-provoking, humorous, and irreverent....
Apr 19, 2016, 12:45 PM
What Has Happened to Us? CUNY’s Doctoral Students’ Council Boycotts Israeli Universities
What has happened to us? That was the question Ari Shavit asked on April 1 in Haaretz. And, for a different reason, that was the question I was asking myself as I left the Graduate Center of the City...
Adi S. Bharat is a student of literature, society, and politics, whose research interests include twentieth and twenty-first century French literature, far-right politics in France, and religious and ethnic minorities in France.