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  • A Credible Peace Plan, at Last

    12/05/2017 1:44:04 PM PST · by mairdie · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | December 4, 2017 | Caroline B. Glick
    Monday, The New York Times published the Palestinian response to an alleged Saudi peace plan. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly presented it to PLO chief and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas last month. According to the Times’ report, Mohammed told Abbas he has two months to either accept the Saudi proposal or leave office to make way for a new Palestinian leader who will accept it. The Palestinians and their European supporters are up in arms about the content of Mohammed’s plan. It reportedly proposes the establishment of limited Palestinian sovereignty over small portions of Judea and Samaria....
  • Supreme Court rejects Rachel Corrie wrongful death case

    02/12/2015 3:05:06 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 61 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/12/2015 | YONAH JEREMY BOB
    The Supreme Court on Thursday put out its dramatic decision in the Rachel Corrie case, rejecting her family's appeal of a lower court decision which had denied them civil damages for wrongful death in which Corrie died in connection with an IDF bulldozer. At the same time, the court accepted a separate appeal by the family and reversed a separate lower court decision - with the result that the lower court will need to further probe the family's claim regarding the possible misplacement of some of Corrie's remains. In the first decision, the court upheld the "combat activities exception" principle...
  • Top court hears appeal on American activist’s death

    05/21/2014 7:59:16 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 46 replies
    Almost two years after a Haifa court ruled that Israel was not negligent in the 2003 death of American activist Rachel Corrie during a protest against IDF operations in the Gaza Strip, the Supreme Court heard her family’s appeal of the verdict Wednesday afternoon. Speaking before the hearing in Jerusalem, Craig Corrie, the activist’s father, said the lower court’s ruling had given the army “immunity and impunity.” “I think that’s very dangerous,” he said. “I hope the Israeli high court will change the findings, but if they don’t, I hope the world and the world press will bring it into...
  • Rachel Corrie sculpture at Evergreen State College

    10/22/2013 2:17:42 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 71 replies ^ | October 22, 2013 | unknown
    A sculpture in memory of Olympia activist Rachel Corrie will be dedicated Wednesday in the Activities Building at The Evergreen State College. The Olympian reports ( ) the bronze and steel representation of a dove on the tip of a pyramid is called "Reflecting on Peace and Justice." Corrie was killed in 2003 in the Gaza Strip by an Israeli military bulldozer as she attempted to stop it from demolishing a Palestinian home.
  • Remembering Rachel Corrie

    03/16/2013 4:59:04 AM PDT · by MAexile · 61 replies
    American activist Rachel Corrie was killed in Gaza ten years ago today. The International Solidarity Movement write this message in her memory. Rachel, a 23 year old woman from Olympia, Washington, was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer on the 16th March 2003, whilst protesting non-violently against the demolition of a Palestinian house by Israeli forces. As an activist she spoke out about the injustices that she saw in Gaza. “I feel like I’m witnessing the systematic destruction of a people’s ability to survive. It’s horrifying… Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there...
  • A Just Verdict in the Rachel Corrie Case

    08/29/2012 5:27:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Aug 29th, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    - FrontPage Magazine - - A Just Verdict in the Rachel Corrie CasePosted By Steven Plaut On August 29, 2012 @ 12:19 am In FrontPage | 8 Comments It is now official.  Rachel Corrie, the patron saint of the pro-terror radical Left and its Islamofascist allies, essentially committed suicide in order to assist Palestinian terrorists.  She was not killed by Israel.  Israel had no particular reason to want her dead (as opposed to deported).The Haifa District court just tossed out a petition by the clueless parents of Corrie.  They had sought damages and a court proclamation that Israel was...
  • Israel judge rules Rachel Corrie responsible for her own death

    08/28/2012 3:39:46 PM PDT · by Baynative · 74 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/29/12 | Edmund Sanders
    JERUSALEM — Nine years after their daughter was crushed by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip, the parents of American activist Rachel Corrie lost their legal bid Tuesday to hold Israel responsible for her death and force authorities to reopen the investigation. A Haifa judge rejected the parent's negligence lawsuit, calling Corrie's death an accident that she brought upon herself by refusing to leave what had been declared a closed military zone. "It was a very regrettable accident and not a deliberate act," said Judge Oded Gershon.
  • Israeli court rejects US activist's family lawsuit

    08/28/2012 5:45:11 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/28/2012 | DIAA HADID
    An Israeli court ruled Tuesday that the military was not at fault for killing a U.S. activist crushed by an army bulldozer during a 2003 demonstration, rejecting a lawsuit filed by her parents. The bulldozer driver has said he didn't see 23-year-old Rachel Corrie, a pro-Palestinian activist who was trying to block the vehicle's path during a demonstration in the Gaza Strip against the military's demolition of Palestinian homes. The military deemed her March 2003 death an accident, but Corrie's parents said the driver acted recklessly and filed a civil lawsuit two years later. Explaining the district court's ruling, Judge...
  • State of Israel/IDF Ruled Innocent in 2003 Bulldozer-Flattening of American Activist

    08/28/2012 3:10:22 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 28, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Saint Pancake The widely publicized death-by-IDF-bulldozer of American activist Rachel Corrie in 2003 has been found to be accidental by a Haifa court in a verdict read early this morning. The civil lawsuit had been brought by Corrie's damages-seeking family, yet the judge found 'no mistakes' in the way the IDF had conducted it's activities in Gaza that day. The Corries had accused the Jewish state and Israeli military of intentionally and unlawfully killing their daughter, then failing to conduct 'a full and credible investigation'. But it's hard to not see financial opportunism in the case, considering that they also...
  • Testimony ends in case of Olympia woman killed in Gaza (Rachel Corrie alert)

    07/11/2011 5:28:39 PM PDT · by Baynative · 20 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | July 11, 2011 | AP
    HAIFA, Israel — An Israeli court heard its final witness Sunday in a trial surrounding the death of American activist Rachel Corrie, who was crushed by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003.~snip~ Corrie's parents filed a civil suit against Israel's Defense Ministry in 2005, charging Israel with responsibility for killing their daughter. The verdict is to be announced April 23, said Craig Corrie, the dead woman's father.
  • Pro-Terrorist "Activist" Treats Gazans Like Humans: Is Murdered

    04/16/2011 9:45:06 AM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 4 replies
    The Voice of Reason ^ | April 16, 2011 | Texas Peartree
    You may remember the tragic story a few years ago about the chimpanzee-enthusiast who got too close to her pet chimp. The owner was known to eat all of her meals with her pet and even sleep in the same bed as the chimp, so confusion was created in his simple mind. She treated her chimp as a son, which also may have created the oedipal-chimp relationship that could lead to a great sequel to the play Equus. Anyway, apparently this bizarre relationship led to such jealously that when a friend visited, the chimp became enraged. Incredibly, the chimp tore...
  • Tehran Conference Honors Rachel Corrie

    03/14/2011 4:30:40 PM PDT · by Baynative · 20 replies
    MEMRI Blog ^ | March 13, 2011 | staff
    Iranian Press TV reports that a conference is to be held in Tehran today, March 14, to mark the anniversary of the 2003 death of American activist Rachel Corrie. The conference is titled "Which rights, which human, which American?" The report quotes Mehdi Foroutan, the director of the Enqelab Eslami (Islamic Revolution) Cultural Center, as saying that the conference will include representatives from 30 NGOs who are gathering "to condemn the inhumane killing of the American peace activist at the hands of the Israeli regime."
  • Have Craig and Cindy Corrie Lost their Honor?

    01/05/2011 1:40:39 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 21 replies
    IsraPundit ^ | 1/4/11 | Bill Levinson
    Craig and Cindy Corrie's quest for media attention and globe-trotting instead of justice for daughter Rachel"There's not a lot of money in revenge." --Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride...The death of Rachel Corrie has certainly given her parents the opportunity for worldwide travel to places like Argentina, as well as to Israel and many American cities where they are the center of media attention. If they sought genuine justice against those who were most directly responsible for their daughter's death, as any person of honor would do, these travel and media opportunities would dry up pretty quickly. The media has...
  • Bulldozer driver testifies in Israeli trial over Rachel Corrie's death

    10/21/2010 4:08:53 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 21, 2010 | Edmund Sanders
    The bulldozer driver who crushed to death American activist Rachel Corrie seven years ago struggled Thursday just to recall her name. "It's Rachel-something," he testified in a Haifa courtroom. "Carrie?" The former Israeli reservist's courtroom appearance, his first public comments since the college student's 2003 death, was expected to be the dramatic climax of the Corrie family's long-running civil lawsuit against the Israeli government. But during more than four hours of testimony, the 38-year-old Russian immigrant, speaking from behind a screen to hide his identity, said he remembered little about that day and the young woman he ran over. ***...
  • Irish ship the Rachel Corrie is due to arrive in Gaza

    06/04/2010 4:33:12 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 87 replies · 1,811+ views
    BBC ^ | June 4, 2010 | Staff
    The Irish aid ship, MV Rachel Corrie, is expected to arrive in Gazan territorial waters at about 0900 local time (0600 BST) on Saturday. Israel's foreign minister has said it will not be allowed to dock there and so far the crew have had no communication with the Israeli navy. ...Nobel Laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire is on board the Rachel Corrie. On Friday night the Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Micheal Martin said he had reached agreement with the Israeli government to allow the vessel dock in the Israeli port of Ashdod, but it is believed that the activists declined the...
  • Sink the Rachel Corrie, Save the World

    06/04/2010 6:41:24 PM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 19 replies · 461+ views
    Thr Voice of Reason ^ | June 4, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    We live in an imperfect world, where reason and insanity do constant battle. Lately, insanity has had the upper hand. Last weekend Israel enforced her legal blockade of a territory (Gaza Strip) run by a government that threatens to destroy Israel and backs up that threat with rocket fire at civilians and kidnapping of soldiers across international borders. Would any rational nation allow these filthy 14th century Hamas troglodytes the means to kill them? No, and Israel is rational. Who is not rational? Apparently the governments of Europe (especially back-sliding Turkey), the UN and the Obama Administration, are not rational....
  • Should the ISM Face Criminal Charges for Peace Activist’s Death?

    03/27/2010 3:12:45 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies · 311+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 3/27/10 | Bill Levinson
    Does the International Solidarity Movement's role in Rachel Corrie's training and supervision make it liable for her death?We are not an attorney and cannot give legal advice, but laws against manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide are fairly straightforward. If A acts in a manner that a reasonable person would know to pose a danger to B (e.g. driving while drunk, playing "chicken" with a motor vehicle, celebratory gunfire or other reckless behavior with a firearm), and such action results in B's death, then A is guilty of manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide. An employer who directs an employee to do...
  • How the International Solidarity Movement Caused Rachel Corrie’s Death

    03/14/2010 10:28:09 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies · 566+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 3/14/10 | Bill Levinson
    The International Solidarity Movement knowingly and willfully endangered Rachel Corrie's life Deceased peace activist Rachel Corrie deserves justice, but her parents Craig and Cindy are looking for it in the wrong place: an Israeli courtroom. They are also calling as witnesses members of the organization whose recklessness (or worse) caused their daughter's death. The indicated link defines reckless endangerment as, a crime consisting of acts that create a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person. The accused person isn't required to intend the resulting or potential harm, but must have acted in a way that showed a disregard...
  • Corrie's sister to Haaretz: U.S. encouraged family to sue Israel

    03/12/2010 8:53:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies · 1,279+ views
    haaretz ^ | 3/12/10 | Akiva Eldar
    This is Sarah Corrie Simpson's first visit to Israel. Her younger sister, Rachel Corrie, was killed by an Israel Defense Forces bulldozer in Gaza in 2003, at the age of 23. Now, the family is suing the state in the Haifa District Court. "I'm glad the day is finally here, that the eyewitnesses are having a chance to talk in a court of law," she said in an interview with Haaretz on Thursday. "It's been seven long years." The witnesses, who include Rachel's colleagues in the left-wing International Solidarity Movement, say Rachel climbed atop a mount of dirt to be...
  • Rachel Corrie, Snuff Film Star for the International Solidarity Movement

    03/11/2010 12:10:53 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 28 replies · 1,356+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 3/08/10 | Bill Levinson
    International Solidarity Movement's highest priority was to take pictures of her death WANTED: Young, attractive, idealistic female college student to star in a movie about Zionazi oppression of the downtrodden Palestinian people. Acting skills are not particularly important because "if some of these foreign volunteers get shot or even killed, then the international media will sit up and take notice" (George Rishmawi, International Solidarity Movement leader). We cannot prove that the International Solidarity Movement actually recruited Rachel Corrie with the intention of making her the star in a snuff film but, when the opportunity to do so arose, the ISM...