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Who would have the integrity — and moxie —to produce this play? [Rachel Corrie]
Jewish World Review ^ | 4-26-05 | Tom Gross

Posted on 04/26/2005 3:18:39 PM PDT by SJackson

The Royal Court Theatre, one of London most prestigious venues, is staging a play glorifying a young American radical who was killed after jumping in front of a moving Israeli army bulldozer that was attempting to demolish a structure suspected of concealing tunnels used for smuggling weapons. But what about the real victims of the Intifada? Does anyone remember them?

"My Name is Rachel Thaler" is not the title of a play that is likely to be produced anytime soon in London. Thaler, aged 16, was blown up at a pizzeria in an Israeli shopping mall. She died after an 11-day struggle for life following the February 16, 2002 attack, when a suicide bomber approached a crowd of teenagers and blew himself up.

She was a British citizen, born in London, where her grandparents still live. Yet I doubt that anyone at London's Royal Court Theatre or most people in the British media, have heard of her. "Not a single British journalist has ever interviewed me or mentioned her death," her mother Ginette told me last week.


"Heroine" Rachel Corrie burns mock American flag at pro-Hamas rally

Thaler's parents donated her organs for transplant (helping to save the life of a young Russian man), and grieved quietly. After the accidental killing of Rachel Corrie, by contrast, her parents embarked on a major publicity campaign. They traveled to Ramallah to accept a plaque from Yasser Arafat on behalf of their daughter. They circulated her emails and diary-entries to a world media eager to publicize them.

Among those who published extracts from them in 2003 was the influential British leftist daily The Guardian. This in turn inspired a new play, "My Name is Rachel Corrie," which opened this month at the Royal Court Theatre, one of London most prestigious venues.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: catandthesplat; humanpancake; rachelcorrie; roadkill

1 posted on 04/26/2005 3:18:40 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
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2 posted on 04/26/2005 3:19:27 PM PDT by SJackson (The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love, Andre Malraux)
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To: SJackson

If I posted what I thought of Rachel Corrie's parents, I would be banned for profanity.


3 posted on 04/26/2005 3:22:37 PM PDT by RadioAstronomer
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To: SJackson

Will this also include scenes of her burning the american and israeli flags and teaching small children how to hate jews and advocate violence?


4 posted on 04/26/2005 3:24:14 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: RadioAstronomer
If I posted what I thought of Rachel Corrie's parents, I would be banned for profanity.

Just say the way she felt about jews, is the way you feel about her parents, you'll probably still wind up being softer in language.

5 posted on 04/26/2005 3:25:28 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: SJackson
You know -- I have no sympathy for the terrorists or those who enable them. We can not forget their victims:

Feb 27, 2002 - Rachel Thaler, 16, of Ginot Shomron

Noa Auerbach, 18, of Kfar Sava was killed and 16 people were injured when a terrorist opened fire on passersby in the center of Kfar Sava.

http://www.ahava-ausliebe.com/2-englisch.htm

6 posted on 04/26/2005 3:27:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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http://www.ahava-ausliebe.com/2-englisch.htm


7 posted on 04/26/2005 3:27:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: RadioAstronomer
another part of the article:

    It is ironic to reflect that there have been some real victims of the Intifada called Rachel — and it is hard to believe that these critics have ever heard of them. All these other Rachels died within a few months of Corrie, but — unlike her — in circumstances that weren't disputed. They were deliberately murdered: Rachel Levy (17, blown up in a grocery store), Rachel Levi (19, shot while waiting for the bus), Rachel Gavish (killed with her husband, son and father while at home celebrating a Passover meal), Rachel Charhi (blown up while sitting in a Tel Aviv cafe, leaving three young children), Rachel Shabo (murdered with her three sons aged 5, 13 and 16 while at home).

    Only one critic (Clive Davis in the Times of London) dismisses parts of the play as "unvarnished propaganda." At one point Corrie declares "the vast majority of Palestinians right now, as far as I can tell, are engaging in Gandhian non-violent resistance". As Davis notes, "Even the late Yasser Arafat might have blushed at that one."

Indeed.

8 posted on 04/26/2005 3:32:49 PM PDT by TomB ("The terrorist wraps himself in the world's grievances to cloak his true motives." - S. Rushdie)
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To: SJackson

This play demonstrates once again the stupidity and lack of a sense of reality of the leftists of the World. If they want to treat this woman as a hero, let them. But they are way out on a limb of their own creation.


9 posted on 04/26/2005 3:33:46 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: SJackson

From what I've heard, the performance is a bit flat.


10 posted on 04/26/2005 3:35:49 PM PDT by TheDon (Euthanasia is an atrocity.)
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To: TheDon
Some critics have panned it while others have flipped over it.
11 posted on 04/26/2005 3:40:44 PM PDT by OSHA (Lib Memo: God has grown and regrets His past intolerance. Please revise your Scriptures accordingly.)
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To: TheDon
Some critics have panned it while others have flipped over it.
12 posted on 04/26/2005 3:40:48 PM PDT by OSHA (Lib Memo: God has grown and regrets His past intolerance. Please revise your Scriptures accordingly.)
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To: SJackson
This in turn inspired a new play, "My Name is Rachel Corrie," which opened this month at the Royal Court Theatre, one of London most prestigious venues.

Heck, I'm still waiting for a movie/play/whatever detailing the innocent lives lost on 9-11.

13 posted on 04/26/2005 3:45:54 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (FACT: More atrocities have been perpetrated with a hot glue gun, than with a hand gun)
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To: OSHA

People will probably be dozing off halfway through.


14 posted on 04/26/2005 3:46:56 PM PDT by digger48
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To: SJackson

I can think of several Hollywood actresses I'd like to nominate.......if they promise to do their own stunts!


15 posted on 04/26/2005 3:49:07 PM PDT by cincinnati65 (Just up the road a piece.......)
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To: OSHA

I am sure a good title is " Your arms are too short to box with a bulldozer". She died of stupidity.


16 posted on 04/26/2005 3:51:21 PM PDT by Marano NYC
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To: SJackson
Rachel Levy (17, blown up in a grocery store),

Wasn't this the girl who was featured on the cover of TIME (or was it NEWSWEAK?) with a picture of her murderer, and they didn't bother to tell who was the terrorist?

17 posted on 04/26/2005 3:56:57 PM PDT by Alouette (In each and every generation they rise up to destroy us, but the Holy One, saves us from their hands)
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To: SJackson
Wasn't she the chick who got herself squished by the IDF bulldozer?

I'm training my kids not to play around heavy equipment and other moving vehicles. Maybe her folks didn't go over that with her.

Sorry, "over that" wasn't intended as a pun...it just slipped. (snicker)

18 posted on 04/26/2005 4:22:51 PM PDT by canalabamian (Diversity is not our strength...UNITY is.)
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To: TheDon

Bad, bad. ;)


19 posted on 04/26/2005 4:23:59 PM PDT by canalabamian (Diversity is not our strength...UNITY is.)
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To: SJackson
We have proof that Rachel Corrie's parents have no integrity. They lied about their background when they pretended that they had not been activists before Rachel died.

Parents Seek Probe in Activist's Death [03-19-03]

Craig and Cindy Corrie spent yesterday in Washington, D.C., demanding lawmakers begin a U.S.-led investigation into the death of their youngest daughter, Rachel.

It's a shift for them to take up a cause, Craig Corrie said. It was Rachel who was always so socially and politically conscious. She was the family's activist.

It's not a shift for Rachel's parents to take up a cause, as you can see from these quotes... Israel Military Kills Peace Activist

* "Cindy [Rachel's mother] is an active member of the steering committee of the Charlotte Coalition for Peace and Justice."
* "The parents of Rachel Corrie live in Charlotte and are active members of the Coalition for Peace and Justice."
Somebody's lying.
21 posted on 04/26/2005 4:38:05 PM PDT by syriacus (Weird George Felos repeatedly flicked his tongue out his gaping mouth when lying to the press 3/31)
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To: Wild Bill 10

Some critics claimed it was hard hitting, and floored them, but others said the plot was too plodding.


22 posted on 04/26/2005 5:06:25 PM PDT by TheDon (Euthanasia is an atrocity.)
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To: RadioAstronomer
Rachel Corrie: Darwin Award Winner.

Or should be.

23 posted on 04/26/2005 5:08:15 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Marano NYC
Found the best music for the show;


24 posted on 04/26/2005 5:15:21 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Pray for us all.)
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To: syriacus
Somebody's lying.

************

What a surprise.

25 posted on 04/27/2005 6:47:46 AM PDT by trisham ("Live Free or Die," General John Stark, July 31, 1809)
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To: SJackson
The name of Rachel Corie should NEVER be mentioned in th same sentence with the word integrity.
26 posted on 04/28/2005 10:27:02 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (America is not free anymore, the judicial oligarchy rules. Want proof? Ask Terri Schindler!!!!!)
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To: SJackson; pokey

Oh, this play demands a Mark Steyn review! Anybody know?


27 posted on 04/28/2005 10:27:32 AM PDT by Stultis
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