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Pro-Palestinian, Pro-Israel Activists Team Up

By Daniel Treiman

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In a historic instance of inadvertent collaboration, the combined efforts of pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian students at San Jose State University in California landed their school a spot on Mother Jones magazine’s annual roundup of campus activism:

Mother Jones reports:

Adopting a tactic popularized on other campuses, in April San Jose State University students built a mock version of Israel’s “security wall,” complete with checkpoints and 50 fake Israeli soldiers and Palestinians. Pro-Israel students crashed the event, wearing shirts that read, “If I were a suicide bomber, you would be dead.”

It’s to Mother Jones’s credit that it seems to think both sides have legitimate grievances, given that left-wing magazines all too often place the blame solely on Israel.


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