November 19, 2014

Students for Justice in Palestine Rally Draws Counterprotest

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By NOAH RANKIN and SOFIA HU

Dozens gathered on Ho Plaza Wednesday as Students for Justice in Palestine staged a rally protesting the University’s ties with  the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, which culminated in a shouting match among some participants.

The rally, which began around 1 p.m., featured students dressed up as Israeli Defense Forces shoving and searching other student actors in order to represent checkpoints on the West Bank.  According to an SJP statement , students also held up banners representing the wall “that Israel built to separate itself from the Palestinians.”

Students for Justice in Palestine rally against Cornell’s partnership with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Wednesday. Kern Sharma / Sun Staff Photographer

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