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{ RACHEL } Documentary sparks uproar at Jewish film fest
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/25/9 | Matthai Kuruvila, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 07/25/2009 10:18:32 AM PDT by SmithL

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has come under siege after deciding to show a documentary about Rachel Corrie, a Washington state 23-year-old killed in 2003 while trying to prevent an Israeli military bulldozer from demolishing a Palestinian's home.

Whether Corrie naively put herself in harm's way in support of terrorists or was intentionally killed by the Israeli military is the nexus of the controversy.

Compounding the issue, festival organizers invited Corrie's mother, Cindy, to speak after today's showing at the Castro Theatre of the film "Rachel." It is one of 71 films at this year's festival, which includes two films profiling kidnapped Israeli soldiers.

The reaction has been outrage. The festival board's president stepped down from her role, opening-night ceremonies were boycotted by some, and Israel Consul General Akiva Tor said it was a "big mistake to invite Mrs. Corrie."

At the core of the debate are questions about how broadly Jews can discuss Israel within their own community - and how Jews represent Israel to the broader world. It is also overlaid with accusations of the "new anti-Semitism," prejudice that is disguised as particular criticisms of Israel, the only Jewish state.

"The furor is much larger than this one film or this one speaker," said Peter L. Stein, the festival's executive director. "It reveals a rift in our community that we all need to help understand and hopefully heal."

Family feud

The 29-year-old festival is the oldest and largest Jewish film festival in the nation, yet it's also like a small family. The film festival's board includes members with close links to both the accusers and those accused of the new anti-Semitism.

Allegations of new anti-Semitism have been particularly vociferous from the Koret and Taube foundations, longtime backers of the festival.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: agitprop; antisemite; enemedia; filmfestival; humanshield; israel; jewishfilmfestival; napl; pancake; propalestinianwar; proterrorist; rachel; rachelcorrie; saintpancake; sanfrancisco; usefulidiots
Pre-pancake Rachel:

1 posted on 07/25/2009 10:18:32 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SJackson

fyi


2 posted on 07/25/2009 10:19:18 AM PDT by SmithL (The Golden State demands all of your gold)
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To: SmithL

Time for another Rachel Corrie pancake breakfast.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=rachel+corrie+pancake+breakfast&aq=f&oq=&aqi=


3 posted on 07/25/2009 10:21:29 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

4 posted on 07/25/2009 10:22:25 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: SmithL

St. Rachel the Flattened *ping*


5 posted on 07/25/2009 10:22:56 AM PDT by Bean Counter ( Shovel ready...)
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To: SmithL
rachel corrie pancake on head Pictures, Images and Photos
6 posted on 07/25/2009 10:26:33 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: SmithL
The truth about Saint Rachel de Jemima:


7 posted on 07/25/2009 10:40:37 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: SmithL

Rachel Corrie Pancakes!Ha!
Did Mrs. Corrie spread some of that that sticky hate syrup on which she raised her daughter?


8 posted on 07/25/2009 10:42:24 AM PDT by LA Conservative (Abu Hussein is not my president, he's a Marxist brother)
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To: LA Conservative

The movie will fall flat. It will crush her supporter, and level the indy movie playing field..


9 posted on 07/25/2009 10:45:20 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: cardinal4

Yeah, I heard it was a bomb.


10 posted on 07/25/2009 10:48:20 AM PDT by LA Conservative (Abu Hussein is not my president, he's a Marxist brother)
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To: SmithL; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Speed Up

11 posted on 07/25/2009 10:49:25 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: SmithL

Rachel, subtitled Flatlander.


12 posted on 07/25/2009 10:52:31 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport and school records.)
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To: SmithL

Rachel is a tragic example of children raised by ultra-lib parents.


13 posted on 07/25/2009 11:12:14 AM PDT by wjcsux (Germany, 1933. America, 2009. History repeats itself again.)
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To: SmithL; Slings and Arrows

14 posted on 07/25/2009 11:15:51 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
Pilfered
15 posted on 07/25/2009 11:26:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: SmithL

What they are neglecting is the fact that she was not quite hurt enough to die until the Pallywackistinians had her in their ambulance.


16 posted on 07/25/2009 11:40:04 AM PDT by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: SmithL
The festival board's president stepped down from her role, opening-night ceremonies were boycotted by some, and Israel Consul General Akiva Tor said it was a "big mistake to invite Mrs. Corrie."

Point 1. Rachel Corrie and her parents are leftist idiots. Yet,

Point 2. Why should I care what the Israel Consul General thinks? Is it usual for Israel's diplomats to comment on domestic issues in the USA?

17 posted on 07/25/2009 12:22:53 PM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL! Good one. I’m stealing it.


18 posted on 07/25/2009 1:00:36 PM PDT by TheOldLady (0bama -- Beloved of the Morningstar)
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To: SmithL

19 posted on 07/25/2009 1:13:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (" A new Dark Age made more sinister .... more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.")
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To: SmithL

20 posted on 07/25/2009 1:32:46 PM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: SmithL
Tryingggg...
to work...
up...
sympathyyyyyyyyyyyy

Nah, she wasn't worth my effort.

21 posted on 07/25/2009 1:49:52 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: SmithL
Mark Steyn: Vacationing in Someone Else's Despair – My Name Is Rachel Corrie
22 posted on 07/25/2009 3:23:25 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: TheOldLady
LOL! Good one. I’m stealing it.

Which is completely appropriate for that graphic.

23 posted on 07/25/2009 3:34:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: ikka
Point 2. Why should I care what the Israel Consul General thinks? Is it usual for Israel's diplomats to comment on domestic issues in the USA?

Just as usual as Zer0 telling Jews where they can and can't build in Jerusalem.

24 posted on 07/25/2009 3:37:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’s a fair point ... let the USA run the USA and the Israeli’s run Israel.


25 posted on 07/25/2009 3:54:47 PM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: ikka

From your mouth to G-d’s ear.


26 posted on 07/25/2009 4:02:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
...festival organizers invited Corrie's mother, Cindy, to speak after today's showing at the Castro Theatre of the film "Rachel." It is one of 71 films at this year's festival, which includes two films profiling kidnapped Israeli soldiers. The reaction has been outrage. The festival board's president stepped down from her role, opening-night ceremonies were boycotted by some, and Israel Consul General Akiva Tor said it was a "big mistake to invite Mrs. Corrie."

27 posted on 07/25/2009 5:29:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv; SmithL

David Horovitz, EIC Jerusalem Post, just wrote an article called “Financing our own demonization” describing how the Israeli government idiotically helps finance these horrible films.

“My only question is, do we actually have to participate in the more extreme demonization? Do we ourselves have to directly contribute to the kind of dismally skewed, toxic, decontextualized attack that prompts official complaint and widespread frustration when practiced by others? Do we have to finance it ourselves?

For Ir Amim’s Jerusalem Moments was made, in part, with NIS 200,000 of funding from the Cinema Project of the Tel Aviv-based Rabinovitch Foundation for the Arts, which gets its funding, in turn, via the Israeli Film Council, from the Ministry of Culture and Sport.

Jerusalem Moments was relentless Palestinian Israel-bashing, interspersed with near-relentless Israeli Israel-bashing. And we paid for it.”

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1248277877180&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter


28 posted on 07/25/2009 5:50:53 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: ikka

“Why should I care what the Israel Consul General thinks? Is it usual for Israel’s diplomats to comment on domestic issues in the USA? “

You are free not to care just as I am free to care.

It is not unusual for Israeli officials to comment on anti-Semitism wherever they find it.


29 posted on 07/25/2009 6:01:56 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: dervish

Thanks derv’.


30 posted on 07/25/2009 7:00:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: dervish
It is not unusual for Israeli officials to comment on anti-Semitism wherever they find it.

I am not going to defend the Corrie's supreme idiocy, I certainly don't agree with it;

but even offensive speech is protected under the First Amendment ... as the first Jewish, Supreme Court Justice, Brandeis, put it, "If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the process of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence." ... or paraphrased, the answer to speech you don't like is more speech...

31 posted on 07/25/2009 8:04:57 PM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: SmithL
Whether Corrie naively put herself in harm's way in support of terrorists or was intentionally killed by the Israeli military is the nexus of the controversy.

WOW. This is the first time I've seen a liberal paper acknowledge that she DID support terrorists (whether "naively" or not).

And IF the military DID intentionally kill her (which has not been proven), should they give wide berth to pro-terrorist bigoted radicals?


32 posted on 07/27/2009 10:33:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: ikka

Treason isn’t protected speech.

Siding with the enemy in a time of war is treason.

Did this rise to the level of treason?

Not unless ties could be shown to connect the group she was shielding to other international terrorist organizations.


33 posted on 07/27/2009 10:35:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: SunkenCiv
And here are the Corries meeting with antisemite and terrorist billionaire Arafat...

Guest of honor at a Jewish film fest. Wonderful.

34 posted on 07/27/2009 10:37:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Siding with the enemy in a time of war is treason.

When the USA is in a declared war against Hamas/Hezbollah/Fatah or whatever you want to call the Palis, let me know.

35 posted on 07/27/2009 1:11:44 PM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: a fool in paradise

:’(


36 posted on 07/28/2009 7:16:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Paleo Conservative

yup... somehow I can never get darwin out of my mind when hearing the word rachel nowadays.


37 posted on 07/28/2009 7:35:56 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: ikka

Hamas or the Islamic Resistance Movement is the armed branch of Islamic Brotherhood in “Palestine”. As such it is a sibling of Egypt’s Al-Jihad/Islamic Jihad, which is part of Al Qaeda. So why are you shilling for Zawahiri’s group. You might as well argue that war on Guam is not war on the US.


38 posted on 08/10/2009 10:33:45 PM PDT by rmlew ( The SAVE and GIVE acts are institutioning Corvee. Where's the outtrage!)
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To: rmlew
I am not shilling for anyone... and I was not aware that Israel was a US Territory the way Guam is.

My point was that usually diplomatic aides do not tell their host country was is or is not appropriate when it comes to matters of free speech.

39 posted on 08/11/2009 4:41:24 AM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: ikka
I am not shilling for anyone... and I was not aware that Israel was a US Territory the way Guam is.
It is called an analogy. I'm sure you understand the concept. You said that we are not at war with Hamas. I argued that it is a terrorist group allied to our explicit enemies.

My point was that usually diplomatic aides do not tell their host country was is or is not appropriate when it comes to matters of free speech.

On that we agree. Unfortunately, EU nations disagree and openly fund the suicidal left in Israel.

That said, what is to be done about the Muslim Brotherhood?

40 posted on 08/11/2009 10:50:14 PM PDT by rmlew ( The SAVE and GIVE acts are institutioning Corvee. Where's the outtrage!)
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