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?