‘Mock Checkpoint’ Stunt on Israel’s Memorial Day Condemned by Columbia University Zionist Student Groups
Thu May 03 2018
Columbia University’s Zionist student groups have condemned a “mock checkpoint” stunt organized by a campus anti-Israel group on Monday, the Jewish state’s Memorial Day (Yom HaZikaron).
Rudy Rochman — the outgoing president of the school’s chapter of Students Supporting Israel (SSI) — told The Algemeiner on Wednesday that Columbia University Apartheid Divest (CUAD) purposefully timed the display in which “IDF soldiers” — students dressed in fatigues and holding fake guns — harassed “Palestinians,” with a single goal in mind: “to demonize us [pro-Israel and Jewish students] on campus.”
CUAD members held up signs reading, “I was arrested for speaking Arabic” and “I’ve been waiting for 14 hours.” One student pretended to be a pregnant woman in labor who had been impeded by “Israeli troops” from getting to a hospital...