The Columbia University Students for Justice in Palestine (CSJP) have set up a theatrical mock Israeli checkpoint on Low steps. The demonstration is part of Right to Education Week and is designed to raise awareness of the hardships faced by Palestinian students on their journeys to and from school.

“Israeli guards” are walking around with cardboard guns, interrogating and terrifying passersby, while blindfolded “Palestinians” crouch on the floor.

In response, Hillel groups Lionpac, Just Peace, Garin Lavi, and Tarbootnikim have set up camp at the Sundial, claiming that the CSJP refuses to enter into any sort of dialogue with them.

"Checkpoints aren't ideal, but for now they're necessary"

Hillel’s “It’s Complicated, Let’s Talk” flyer after the jump.