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Fake Guns Cool at UC

To “celebrate” the 60th anniversary of the “Nakba” (Arabic for “Catastrophe,” the Palestinian name for the founding of Israel), the U.C. Berkeley organization Students for Justice in Palestine staged a “security checkpoint” on campus.
The point of this bit of theater was to convey to students “Israeli oppression.” Realistic toy guns were a main prop. The campus police came, took a look-see, and left.
I wonder what the university would have done if the tableau had been reversed — if, to illustrate Palestinian aggression, the main actors had portrayed Palestinians attacking Israelis with suicide bombs?

Photos here.


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