By Phil Couvrette

the Associated Press

“MONTREAL – On the stage, actors depict flirtatious Israeli soldiers delaying a Palestinian woman named Rania at a checkpoint.

Try again, says the real Rania, sitting in the audience. The humiliation and tedium of the checkpoint is not there. Show more rage. The actors now moan and crawl about, faces twisted in agony.

That, Rania says, shows what she feels.

The scene is from a drama program that is part of the “Peace and Conflict Resolution Series,” Concordia University’s attempt to cool tensions on its campus that have grown from the political divide over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” read more.