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  • 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
    mynorthwest.com ^ | 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 ( http://bit.ly/16sYebN ) 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 - http://frontpagemag.com - 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...
  • Rachel Corrie

    03/08/2010 7:42:56 AM PST · by dbedein · 88 replies · 925+ views
    When Reuters Miscaptioned a Photo, They Changed an Accidental Death into a Murder A news story which shocked the world this week dealt with the crushing of American citizen Rachel Corrie by an IDF bulldozer, who ostensibly blocked with her body a bulldozer about to demolish the home of a Palestinian terrorist in Gaza, made huge headlines all over the world. I asked to speak with the spokesman of International Solidarity Movement Mike Shaik, who passed me on to Lynn Clausen, a 24-year old resident of Washington from the Christians Peacemakers Team based in Hebron, which trains the ISM volunteers....
  • The Myth of Rachel Corrie

    03/20/2008 5:29:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies · 960+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | March 20, 2008 | Judy Lash Balint
    Jerusalem: The news that a senior Islamic Jihad terrorist, Shadi Sukiya, was captured by an elite anti-terror unit of the Israel Defense Forces while hiding out in the Jenin offices of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) did not make a ripple in the flood of coverage from the Iraqi front in late March 2003. Just eleven days earlier, on March 16, the ISM did make world headlines when Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old ISM member, was run over by an Israeli bulldozer in Rafah and died of her injuries. Maybe the fact that a "peace organization" was found to be defending...
  • 9th Circuit refuses to reinstate lawsuit by Corrie family

    09/17/2007 3:35:18 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 37 replies · 117+ views
    Seattle Times & AP ^ | 17 September 2007
    <p>A federal appeals court panel has refused to reinstate a lawsuit brought against Caterpillar Inc. by the family of a 23-year-old peace activist crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer.</p>
  • Corrie v. Caterpillar DISMISSED by 9th Circuit

    09/17/2007 10:50:58 AM PDT · by Alouette · 100 replies · 1,229+ views
    9th Circuit Ct. ^ | Sept. 17, 2007
    WARDLAW, Circuit Judge: Plaintiffs Cynthia and Craig Corrie, Mahmoud Al Sho’bi, Fathiya Muhammad Sulayman Fayed, Fayez Ali Mohammed Abu Hussein, Majeda Radwan Abu Hussein, and Eida Ibrahim Suleiman Khalafallah filed this action after their family members were killed or injured when the Israeli Defense Forces (“IDF”) demolished homes in the Palestinian Territories using bulldozers manufactured by Caterpillar, Inc., a United States corporation. The IDF ordered the bulldozers directly from Caterpillar, but the United States government paid for them. The district court dismissed the action under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), finding it lacked jurisdiction because, inter alia, the political...
  • Court of Appeals takes up Corrie lawsuit

    07/07/2007 12:44:06 PM PDT · by Enchante · 92 replies · 2,193+ views
    SEATTLE TIMES ^ | Saturday, July 7, 2007 | Roxana Popescu
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear arguments Monday whether there is merit to a lawsuit by the family of Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old activist from Olympia killed by a bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003. The defendant in the case is Caterpillar, which made the D9 bulldozer involved in her death. The case, Corrie et al. v. Caterpillar, was filed in Seattle in 2005, but a district court dismissed it. After this hearing, the appeals court will rule whether the suit should be dismissed or sent back to the lower court. Cindy and Craig...
  • Hard to believe that Arab "Palestinians" murdered Rachel Corrie in cold blood?

    04/08/2007 1:53:56 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 1 replies · 341+ views
    Why is it so hard to believe that Arab "Palestinians" murdered Rachel Corrie in cold blood to make her a "hero symbol"? If they do it with their own kids like Muhammad Al Dura.Rachel Corrie Palestinian Propaganda How do we know where she was killed? The Palestinians are quite capable of murdering her themselves, looking for more propaganda? Who is Rachel Corrie? ... http://www.geocities.com/Rachav/Rachel_Corrie_Propaganda.html Who killed Rachel Corrie?Rachel Corrie, the Olympia, Wash., college student killed trying to protect a Palestinian house – a house, remember, not even a human being – against an ... http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=31705 Who Killed Rachel Corrie? American...
  • New Causes for Rachel Corrie's Friends

    12/28/2006 5:16:06 PM PST · by SJackson · 30 replies · 970+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Dec 27, '06 | Bruce S. Ticker
    "I’m here because children everywhere are suffering...." - from speech by a 10-year-old Rachel Corrie. Children are indeed suffering in many places. So are adults. Three children were murdered in Rachel Corrie’s “Palestine” on Monday, December 11. Up to 3,200 Arab families could lose their homes to government bulldozers. Two sisters who were evidently Muslim were murdered for their teachings. If Corrie’s friends in the International Solidarity Movement are looking for a cause, the three incidents listed above amount to a small sample of available causes. The two main problems with this scenario for the ISM is that Jews are...
  • Bulldozed by Naiveté [WSJ Theater Critic Trashes Rachel Corrie Play]

    10/21/2006 2:26:19 AM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 49 replies · 1,584+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 21, 2006 | Terry Teachout
    NEW YORK--Politics makes artists stupid. Take "My Name Is Rachel Corrie," the one-woman play cobbled together from the diaries, emails and miscellaneous scribblings of the 23-year-old left-wing activist who was run over by an Israeli Army bulldozer in 2003 while protesting the demolition of a Palestinian house in the Gaza Strip. Co-written and directed by Alan Rickman, one of England's best actors, "Rachel Corrie" just opened off-Broadway after a successful London run. It's an ill-crafted piece of goopy give-peace-a-chance agitprop--yet it's being performed to cheers and tears before admiring crowds of theater-savvy New Yorkers who, like Mr. Rickman himself, ought...
  • I Am Rachel Corie - another Stinky Lefty Play in NYC

    10/17/2006 6:09:03 AM PDT · by juliej · 94 replies · 1,588+ views
    Barf alert! Last night on NY1 (owned by the Clinton News Network) the producer and lead actress of "I am Rachel Corie" were drooling over the late terrorist's last crusade. Corie, as you may recall, was the American activist on the side of the terrorists/Palestinians in Gaza, who got in the way of an Israeli bulldozer and was killed. After the terrorists and leftwing press lionized her, a photo of her burning the American flag was discovered. The play about her life, directed by Alan Rickman, a leftwing Brit actor, played in London and is opening at the Minetta Theater...
  • Heavy Equipment Used to Bury the Dead

    08/02/2006 10:40:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 45 replies · 1,402+ views
    AP ^ | 8/2/6 | NASSER NASSER
    BAALBEK, Lebanon -- People in a village outside this Hezbollah stronghold used a front-end loader's scoop to carry away some of the dead Wednesday after a night of Israeli airstrikes and a commando raid inside Baalbek that residents said killed at least 15 civilians. It was the deepest thrust into Lebanon by Israeli troops since fighting broke out between Israel and Hezbollah on July 12. Israel said its soldiers killed at least 10 Hezbollah guerrillas and captured five. A crowd of about 50 people from the village of Al Jamaliyeh carried pictures of Hezbollah's leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, during a...
  • Controversial Mideast play to be performed in NY [Pancakes, anyone?]

    06/22/2006 5:21:04 PM PDT · by Alouette · 14 replies · 452+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 22, 2006 | Claudia Parsons
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A play about an American human rights activist who died in the Gaza Strip opens in New York in October, six months after it was pulled from the schedule at another theater amid charges of censorship. "My Name is Rachel Corrie" is a one-woman show based on diaries and e-mails written by the 23-year-old U.S. human rights campaigner killed by an Israeli bulldozer on March 16, 2003, trying to prevent demolition of a Palestinian building. Producers Dena Hammerstein and Pam Pariseau said in a statement on Thursday the play would open at the off-Broadway Minetta Lane...
  • Did Yasser Arafat murder Rachel Corrie? (As they even kill their own for propaganda purposes)

    06/18/2006 1:36:33 PM PDT · by NeoOldCon · 6 replies · 425+ views
    June 18 2006
    Did - Yasser Arafat - the Palestinians murder Rachel Corrie?With all the revelations of Arab Muslim Palestinians killing their own (Rafah cave, Muhammad al dura, frequent sending kids as human bombs knowingly or unknowingly, Gaza beach 2006), it's not too fetched to believe that he murderd an American for that "high" goal of racist campaign to demonize Israel. If they kill their own for that purpose, Why wouldn't these Islamofascist Arab racists kill an infidel white American? Their highest goal is that dreadful "victimhood" side by side with demonization-of-Israel, they'd stop at nothing. After all, it's Arafat's guys that were...
  • Play pushed underground ["My Name is Rachel Corrie"]

    04/21/2006 3:17:09 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 86 replies · 1,382+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 4/21/06 | RICHARD OUZOUNIAN
    Play pushed underground Cancelled in New York, the first Toronto reading of My Name Is Rachel Corrie is being held at a secret location Apr. 21, 2006. 01:00 AM RICHARD OUZOUNIAN THEATRE CRITIC Rachel Corrie was born in Washington, killed in the Gaza Strip, praised in London and censored in Manhattan. Now she's being forced to go underground in Toronto. My Name Is Rachel Corrie is a play based on the life and words of the 23-year-old American activist who died in Gaza on March 16, 2003, after an incident involving an Israeli Defence Forces bulldozer. Corrie's supporters claim she...
  • The lonesome death of Rachel Corrie

    03/27/2006 6:06:13 PM PST · by Alouette · 141 replies · 4,029+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Mar. 28, 2006 | Billy Bragg
    Rachel Corrie went to Gaza to draw attention to the plight of the Palestinians, whose voice is seldom heard in her country, the US. That she herself should be silenced - first by an Israeli bulldozer, next by a New York theatre cancelling a play created from her words - is a testimony to the power of her message. This song was written on a plane on March 20 and recorded at Big Sky Recordings, Ann Arbor, Michigan on March 22. The tune is borrowed from Bob Dylan. An Israeli bulldozer killed poor Rachel Corrie As she stood in its...
  • Curtains for 'Rachel Corrie'

    03/01/2006 11:04:32 AM PST · by I am for Bush · 99 replies · 2,748+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3-1-2006
    The Nation -- So much for freedom of speech, let alone thought. The play My Name Is Rachel Corrie, directed in London by actor Alan Rickman and due to open in New York City in March, has been canceled for fear of controversy. The play adapts the diaries of the 23-year-old woman from Seattle who was murdered in Rafah in 2003, when she was deliberately run down by an Israeli Defense Forces bulldozer. Rachel had traveled to the Gaza Strip during the last intifada as an activist for the International Solidarity Movement. My Name Is Rachel Corrie has enjoyed two...
  • Palestinian gunmen try to kidnap parents of Rachel Corrie

    01/04/2006 9:52:24 PM PST · by BlueSky194 · 27 replies · 895+ views
    Palestinian gunmen who burst into a house, apparently to kidnap the parents of Rachel Corrie, left without them after learning their daughter was the woman killed in 2003 as she protested the demolition of a house in the southern Gaza town, according to their host. Samir Nasrallah, in whose house Craig and Cindy Corrie were staying, said they left Gaza safely after the incident, which was part of a militant rampage through the town today. The five gunmen appeared to be affiliated with the ruling Fatah movement, according to Nasrallah, but it was not clear if they were from the...
  • Parents of slain US activist briefly held in Gaza [slain U.S. activist Rachel Corrie...]

    01/04/2006 9:34:14 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1,434+ views
    Parents of slain US activist briefly held in Gaza Wed Jan 4, 2006 12:11 PM ET GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen briefly seized the parents of Parents of slain US activist briefly held in Gaza Wed Jan 4, 2006 12:11 PM ET GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen briefly seized the parents of slain U.S. activist Rachel Corrie as they visited the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, but relented after being confronted by a member of the security forces, witnesses said. They said Craig and Cindy Corrie, whose daughter was fatally run down by an Israeli bulldozer as she tried to prevent...
  • Rachel Corrie inspires another play

    11/01/2005 3:09:23 PM PST · by Alouette · 47 replies · 1,235+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov. 1, 2005 | Nathan Burstein
    Rachel Corrie, the pro-Palestinian activist killed by an IDF bulldozer in March 2003, has achieved an afterlife on the stages of London. The Skies are Weeping, a classical music piece inspired by the American protester, will have its world premiere Tuesday night at the Hackney Empire theater, just three days after another production, My Name is Rachel Corrie, concludes its second run at the city's prestigious Royal Court Theatre. A protest registered with the Metropolitan Police will take place outside the premiere, with pro-Israel activists highlighting the "other Rachels," Israeli girls and women who died in suicide bombings during the...
  • Cindy Sheehan and Sacrifice

    08/16/2005 7:05:04 AM PDT · by Sloth · 21 replies · 934+ views
    self | August 16, 2005 | Sloth
    sacrifice -- n. Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim. -- The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition To be credibly called a sacrifice, whatever is lost must meet two criteria in regards to the person losing it. First, it must have significant value to them. Second, it must be willingly given; the term 'sacrifice' necessarily implies that it is the result of a choice about competing values. Consequently, we can say that a loss is not a sacrifice if it does not meet these conditions....
  • Olympia couple takes up daughter's work for peace (Rachel Corrie)

    08/01/2005 5:01:33 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 116 replies · 2,081+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | August 01, 2005 | JANET GOETZE
    Cindy and Craig Corrie will address the Baptist Peace Fellowship, a group that promotes peace and justice Cindy Corrie's daughter was crushed by a bulldozer in 2003 as she stood by the wall of a home where two families lived in the Gaza Strip. Rachel Corrie, 23, had gone to the beleaguered area bordered by Egypt and Israel as part of the International Solidarity Movement, which uses non-violent methods to try to halt the destruction of Palestinian homes by Israeli forces, said Cindy Corrie of Olympia. To carry out the ideals of their daughter, Cindy and Craig Corrie have formed...
  • Fallen activist's father raises funds to rebuild Palestinian homes (St. Rachel of Pancakes)

    06/20/2005 3:08:21 PM PDT · by A Balrog of Morgoth · 17 replies · 1,010+ views
    Seattle Post and Intellegencer ^ | 20 Jun 05 | KERY MURAKAMI
    On Father's Day, Craig Corrie sought justice for his daughter. Not the American brand of eye-for-an-eye justice, he said, but one inspired by the South African anti-apartheid leader Rev. Desmond Tutu. Last night at the Friends Service Committee meeting hall in Seattle's University District, Corrie stood before about 50 people who'd come to hear more about the cause his daughter Rachel Corrie died for in March 2003. Rachel Corrie, 23, had been acting as a human shield to prevent the Israeli army from knocking down the home of a Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip when she was run over...
  • Agenda Becomes Clear- No Doubt Where Rachel Corrie's Parents Stand Now

    06/17/2005 12:12:04 AM PDT · by ScoopandDizzy · 6 replies · 400+ views
    The Radio Equalizer ^ | June 17, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    The frustrating story of Evergreen State College student Rachel Corrie, who was killed in Gaza after stepping in front of an Israeli bulldozer, is one that continues to ignite passions on both sides. Two years after her sad death, Corrie's parents have left no doubt as to their real agenda- working for the Palestinian cause. Is this really the best way to honor their daughter's memory? First, background on this complicated tale, including personal memories:
  • The ‘Martyr’ and the Matriarch [Rachel Corrie]

    05/30/2005 5:50:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies · 663+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5-31-05 | Jonathan Tobin
    Distorted images litter London's theaters and American newspapers In case you think that all U.S. citizens are unpopular in Europe these days, it turns out at least one American is getting the hero treatment. Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old woman from Olympia, Washington, who served as a volunteer for the anti-Israel International Solidarity Movement is the subject of a popular play that has earned rave reviews from London's notoriously hard-to-please critics. Corrie was killed in March 2003 by an Israeli army bulldozer she'd attempted to stop from completing its mission of destroying a Palestinian building in Gaza that was believed to...
  • Rachel Corrie Lovers to Demonstrate at Chicago Caterpillar Shareholders Meeting

    04/08/2005 7:29:52 AM PDT · by Piranha · 68 replies · 1,736+ views
    Via Little Green Footballs ^ | April 8, 2005 | Self
    The Stop CAT Coalition is issuing a call for all Palestine solidarity organizations and activists in the Midwest to join us in Chicago for the International Day of Action Against Caterpillar. Our action will take place at the Northern Trust Bank (50 South LaSalle Street) from 12 noon until 3 PM. We would like to send the strongest message possible to Caterpillar management that profiting from human rights violations will not be tolerated. In order to help accomplish our goal, we need as many activists as possible to join us on the sidewalks surrounding the Northern Trust Bank on April...
  • A Sad Solidarity Story: Suing for Stupidity-(pro-Palestinian activist killed; parents sue Israel)

    03/19/2005 3:45:05 PM PST · by freeholland · 15 replies · 668+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MARCH 18, 2005 | GARY FITLEBURG
    Rachel Corrie is a sad solidarity story. One with a tragic ending. The parents of Rachel Corrie, pro-Arab “Palestinian” activist and member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), are now suing for the stupidity of their daughter and trying to profit for her support of terrorism. Simultaneous lawsuits have been filed on behalf of a daughter supporting terrorism and terrorists. A lawsuit was filed in the Haifa District Court with separate claims against the the State of Israel, the Israeli Defense Ministry and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The Corries have filed separate claims in Israel against the State of...
  • Rachel Corrie had a choice

    03/18/2005 9:06:21 AM PST · by sarah_f · 47 replies · 1,561+ views
    Internet Haganah ^ | 3-17-2005 | Angela Bertz
    Rachel Corrie had a choice By Angela Bertz March 2003 saw the death of two young women in their 20's. One of them died a horrible and senseless death. On March 5th Moran Shushan, aged 20, got on the number 17 bus in Haifa. Unbeknown to her on that same bus sat a Palestinian homicide bomber. He carried an explosive belt round his waist which had been packed with shrapnel. She was a bright and pretty young girl of 20 who loved to dance. She had three sisters one of which was her twin. Thankfully Moran probably had no idea...
  • Rally decries bulldozer death (Rachel Corrie - Massachusetts Protest)

    03/17/2005 7:58:36 AM PST · by CastleMan95 · 66 replies · 1,466+ views
    Milford Daily News (Ma.) ^ | 3/17/2005 | Sara Withee
    MILFORD -- Activists protesting the death of a young woman who lost her life while trying to stop the Israeli military from bulldozing a Palestinian home brought their message to... http://www.milforddailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=67603
  • Did Rachel Corrie’s parents poison Yasser Arafat (current weblog)

    12/20/2004 10:18:18 AM PST · by tbird5 · 72 replies · 2,790+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 12/20/2004 | unknown
    From a weblog: “Something strange happened to Arafat around a year ago. It was on September 25, 2003...,” Ahmed Abdelrahman told the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper. “The president shook hands with around 30 people before leaving to vomit. It was from that moment that the president’s health started slowly deteriorating,” he explained Monday. ... “Arafat shook hands with people, who had come to express solidarity with him in his confinement. They were a mixture of Palestinians, foreigners and Israelis,” Arafat’s former cabinet secretary recalled. “’Could it be that they got to me?’, Arafat asked himself. He also said: ‘Is it possible...
  • An Unfitting 'Tribute' A cousin of Rachel Corrie responds to her critics

    04/14/2004 2:03:36 AM PDT · by Huber · 108 replies · 6,473+ views
    OpinionJournal.com ^ | 4/13/05 | BRIJ PATNAIK
    <p>On March 16, 2004, one year after the death of my cousin Rachel Corrie, James Taranto, in his Best of the Web Today column, called Rachel's nonviolent efforts to protest the Israeli military's actions in the occupied Palestinian territories an encouragement of a "culture of hate." Mr. Taranto referred to an op- ed piece by Ruhama Shattan, originally published in the Jerusalem Post and reprinted on this Web site, as a "clearheaded tribute" to Rachel.</p>
  • Rachel Corrie, One Year Later

    04/13/2004 12:55:50 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 42 replies · 1,793+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | April 13, 2K4 | Steven Plaut
    Rachel Corrie, One Year LaterBy Steven PlautFrontPageMagazine.com | April 13, 2004 The one-year anniversary of Rachel Corrie's demise has arrived.For those whose memories fail them in this matter, let me refresh things.  Rachel Corrie was a young fanatic college student from Washington State, who decided she could make the world a better place by showing her solidarity with Middle East terrorism and Palestinian mass murderers.  She joined the International Solidarity Movement, a communist-anarchist group who openly support Palestinian terrorism.  Corrie set up shop in the Gaza Strip, where she and her ISM comrades spent their days trying to harass and...
  • Bum-Rushing the Bulldozers (Flapjack Wannabees Chase D9's)

    03/29/2004 8:36:24 AM PST · by Alouette · 26 replies · 207+ views
    East Bay Express ^ | Mar. 28, 2004 | Justin Berton
    Like many subversive plots, this one began at a cafe. Beneath a hot sun last week, about forty activists met outside a Starbucks in a San Leandro strip mall, their base camp, before heading toward their true target a few blocks away: the local Caterpillar tractor sales office. The group, Jewish Voice for Peace, wants Caterpillar Inc. to stop selling its bulldozers and tractors to the Israeli government. According to the activists, the company's machines are being used as weapons and are responsible for destroying thousands of Palestinian homes. Also, on this particular day one year ago, the American-born activist...
  • Remember Rachel (Corrie's back from the dead Alert!!)

    03/24/2004 11:31:25 PM PST · by PeaceCorpsGuy · 50 replies · 424+ views
    Arab-American Institute ^ | March 19, 2004 | James Zogby
    Remembering Rachel A year ago, Rachel Corrie was killed while defending Palestinian homes from destruction in Gaza. The world was shocked. A resolution has been introduced in the House of Representatives commemorating her death, expressing sympathy for Rachel’s loved ones, and calling for an independent investigation, but it is stalled. On the anniversary of her death this week, newspapers around the nation featured editorials commemorating Rachel Corrie. The exception was the Wall Street Journal… Simply Disgraceful An appalling piece in the Wall Street Journal this week written by Israeli translator, editor, and writer Ruhama Shattan. Its sole purpose is to...