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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...
  • Former Congressman 'Unsurprised' by Corrie Verdict

    09/01/2012 11:45:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/12 | Elad Benari
    A former congressman who represented Rachel Corrie's district said on Thursday he was unsurprised by an Israeli court verdict to dismiss a civil suit filed by the family. Speaking to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency, Democrat Brian Baird of Washington said the trial was undermined by Israel's failure to conduct a transparent investigation into Corrie’s death in 2003. “The verdict was not a great surprise” because the outcome resulted from “a process that seemed designed to obfuscate the facts rather than clarify,” the ex-lawmaker said. “Sadly, as I've come to understand, this is standard operating procedure” for many complaints alleging...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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. ***...
  • US activist's parents confront bulldozer driver

    10/21/2010 3:14:45 AM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 40 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Oct. 21, 2010
    JERUSALEM – The parents of an American protester crushed to death seven years ago by an Israeli bulldozer are getting their first chance to confront the man who drove the vehicle that killed her. But the contact in an Israeli courtroom is indirect: The unidentified bulldozer driver is being shielded behind a wood-and-plastic partition, his voice floating into the hall over a microphone. Rachel Corrie's parents were seated about 15 feet (five meters) away as he testified publicly for the first time Thursday in their civil lawsuit against the Israeli government.
  • Rachel Corrie case opens in Haifa

    09/08/2010 1:46:04 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 54 replies · 1+ views
    JEWISH CHRONICLE ONLINE ^ | September 6, 2010 | Jennifer Lipman
    The parents of a pro-Palestinian activist who died during a protest in Gaza 2003 have arrived in Haifa to pursue a civil court case against the state of Israel. The second stage of the Rachel Corrie case opened yesterday in Haifa’s district court. The American activist died aged 23 in March 2003 after being crushed by an IDF bulldozer. She had come to Rafah at the height of the Palestinian intifada with the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, to demonstrate against the demolition of houses. An Israeli military investigation into what happened said that Ms Corrie had died during an armed conflict...
  • 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....
  • Irish aid boat 'will break Gaza blockade' (Uh-huh, sure)

    06/04/2010 8:12:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 78 replies · 1,700+ views
    DUBLIN: An Irish aid boat steaming towards Gaza still plans to break the Israeli blockade, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who is on board vowed today, saying its passengers and crew "are not afraid". The MV Rachel Corrie should be within 40 kilometres of the coast of the Palestinian territory by early tomorrow, Mairead Maguire told Ireland's RTE state radio. "We don't have contact with the Israelis and the Israelis haven't contacted anyone on board this boat, but we are all fully committed to sailing the boat to Gaza," she said by satellite phone. "We do know that one of...
  • Second Aid Ship Reportedly Headed Toward Gaza (The MV Rachel Corrie)

    06/03/2010 6:35:32 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 45 replies · 1,108+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/3/2010 | FoxNews
    A group of pro-Palestinian activists, including a Nobel Peace laureate from Northern Ireland, are aboard an aid ship heading for the Gaza Strip, and they expect to arrive there late Friday or early Saturday despite Israel's insistence that it will not allow any vessel to breach its blockade, according to multiple reports. The MV Rachel Corrie, a 1,200-ton converted merchant ship purchased by pro-Palestinian activists, set off Monday from Malta, Reuters reports. The vessel is named after an American woman killed in the Gaza Strip in 2003.
  • Rachel Corrie Wasn’t the Only ISM Member Playing Chicken with a Bulldozer That Day

    03/25/2010 7:10:14 AM PDT · by KippLanham · 11 replies · 504+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 25, 2010 | Lenny Ben-David
    God, sometimes we Israelis are idiots. Leave aside the colossal fashla (you call it a snafu) of the ill-timed announcement of the expansion of the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood that sent the Obama administration into a hissy fit. What we’re doing with the latest “lawfare” case against Israel, the trial brought by Rachel Corrie’s parents, is another beaut. Read more:
  • W. Bank street named after Corrie

    03/16/2010 9:45:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 606+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2010
    Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday named a street after activist Rachel Corrie, who was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer in a 2003 protest against house demolitions in Gaza. The dedication ceremony was held on the seventh anniversary of Corrie's death. Corrie's mother, Cindy, said her daughter stood for many other foreign activists who have come to the West Bank and Gaza in recent years to serve as a buffer between Palestinians and Israeli troops.
  • Corrie Trial in Israel Raises MORE Inconsistencies

    03/14/2010 10:54:36 PM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 9 replies · 531+ views ^ | March 14, 2010 | Judy Lash Balint
    A news release from the Corrie family after yesterday's court session in Haifa notes testimony that Rachel Corrie "arrived dead at the hospital." If she was already dead, why were doctors at An Najah Hospital "treating" her ? [Photos of Corrie at An Najar are posted on the blog] As I have reported before, ISM Media Coordinator in 2003, Michael Shaik stated definitively both to me and in other media:" An ambulance rushed her to A-Najar hospital where she died." So--let's get this straight. Your daughter repeatedly kneels in front of an Israeli military bulldozer on a demolition mission; she...
  • Rachel Corrie case stirs fresh pain and hope

    03/14/2010 8:56:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies · 831+ views
    Global Post ^ | March 13, 2010 | By Ashley Bates-Wanker
    HAIFA, Israel — Shortly before Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer on March 16, 2003, she said in a video interview that she marveled at Palestinians’ ability to “hold onto their humanity as much as they have.” Seven years later, Corrie’s friends in the Gaza Strip are planning a remembrance ceremony in her honor. They are also following news of the civil court trial under way in Israel. Although events surrounding Corrie's death are still disputed, she was killed by a bulldozer operated by the Israel Defense Forces while seeking to defend a Palestinian home from...
  • 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...
  • Parents demand answers from Israel in bulldozer death

    03/10/2010 6:29:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies · 1,922+ views ^ | March 10, 2010 | By Paula Hancocks
    Jerusalem (CNN) -- A 23-year-old American activist stands in front of an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza. The bulldozer drives over her, crushing her to death. These are the facts. Rachel Corrie, along with colleagues from the International Solidarity Movement, was trying to prevent Israel from bulldozing homes in Rafah, close to the Egyptian border. Her activism cost her her life in March 2003. A colleague said at the time, "Many times the bulldozer came up to us and buried us with dirt, but they always stopped." Corrie's parents want to know the truth about their daughter's death, whether the killing...
  • The truth about Rachel Corrie’s death (aka St. Pancake)

    03/08/2010 8:34:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 474+ views
    Bikya Masr ^ | March 7, 2010 | David Bedein, Melissa Goraj and Sarah Hindman
    In the March, 2010 “Israeli Court to hear testimonies in unlawful killing of activist Rachel Corrie” article, the death and hearing of American citizen, International Solidarity Movement member Rachel Corrie who is said to been crushed to death by an IDF bulldozer on March 16, 2003. Corrie’s family alleges that she was killed by a driver who clearly had her in his sights. However, news interviews with Corrie’s friends at the time tell a different story. Immediately after the accident, our news agency asked to peak with the spokesman of International Solidarity Movement Mike Shaik, who referred us to Lynn...
  • 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....
  • Outrage at Corrie film in San Fransico

    07/31/2009 9:07:59 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 40 replies · 5,187+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Updated Jul 31, 2009 14:59 | ABI GOODMAN
    Emotions ran high at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival over the showing of Rachel, a film that looks at the International Solidarity Movement activist Rachel Corrie and her death in Gaza in March 2003. The controversy had been brewing for some time, concerning both the showing of the film and the invitation to Rachel's mother, Cindy Corrie, to speak at the festival. In the wake of protests against the showing of the film last Saturday, Peter Stein, the festival's executive director, invited Dr. Mike Harris, one of the leaders of the local Stand With Us chapter, to speak in...
  • Rachel Corrie: Endless Martyr for Anti-Israel Hatred

    07/29/2009 3:10:37 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 28 replies · 1,139+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 29 | Ron Radosh
    It is one thing to voice criticism of Israeli policy in Israel. All one has to do is read Haaretz on a regular basis and one will see many examples of this. But when Jews in America feature what is essentially Hamas propaganda as art, and show it at a yearly Jewish film festival, it is an altogether different thing. As writer Jamie Glazov asked: “Why is a Jewish film festival giving a platform to a documentary and to an individual that serve the cause of anti-Jewish hate?” The latest example recently took place at San Francisco’s annual Jewish Film...
  • { RACHEL } Documentary sparks uproar at Jewish film fest

    07/25/2009 10:18:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 1,081+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/25/9 | Matthai Kuruvila, Chronicle Staff Writer
    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...
  • Church of England divests from US bulldozer biz

    02/10/2009 6:16:23 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 24 replies · 969+ views
    Al Arabiya ^ | 2-10-09 | Marwa Awad
    The Church of England announced Monday it had withdrawn its investments in a controversial company over the weekend following a threat by a group of vicars to publish a letter denouncing the Church's investment, but denied there were any political or ethical consideration in what it called an economically informed decision. The Church of England said Monday that it withdrew Ł2.2 million ($3.3 million) from Caterpillar Inc. in late December 2008 because of economic considerations. Israel used bulldozers bought from the U.S.-based manufacturer of construction and mining equipment to demolish Palestinian homes. " The Church of England withdrew shares it...
  • Play About [Rachel Corrie] Coming to Madison (Life in a Sanctuary City)

    02/28/2008 12:57:56 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 63 replies · 256+ views ^ | February 28, 2008 | Samara Kalk Derby
    "My Name Is Rachel Corrie," a play about the 23-year-old college student and human rights activist who was killed by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza while defending a Palestinian home from demolition five years ago, has been staged in so many places around the world that her parents can't keep track. It debuted at the Royal Court Theatre in London in April 2005. Since then, it's been staged in Peru, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Greece and Canada. Soon it will be seen in Argentina, Africa, Spain, France and Australia. "There are plans for it on all the continents with the...
  • Rachel Corrie play in Montreal

    12/10/2007 12:46:01 PM PST · by Astronaut · 124 replies · 564+ views
    Follow the link to read about a play making a hero out of Rachel Corrie that is running in Montreal. Corrie was a nitwit, indoctrinated by Israel-hating leftists at Evergreen State College who got flattened by an Israeli military bulldozer. Good riddance to her! Anyone dumb enough not to move out of the way of a slow moving bulldozer shouldn't be using up valuable oxygen. Does the play have a bulldozer come on stage, like the helicopter in Miss Saigon? Because watching a re-enactment of the flattening of the unlamented Rachel Corrie might be worth the price of a ticket.
  • 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...
  • Palestine Mickey Mouse, Rachel Corrie Parents Incite Violence Against Israel

    05/13/2007 11:49:10 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies · 1,006+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | May 13, 2007 | Joel Leyden
    Palestine Mickey Mouse, Rachel Corrie Parents Incite Violence Against Israel By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel ---- May 13, 2007 ...... Perhaps not since the days of Nazi Youth, Hitler Youth has the Western world witnessed the systematic teaching of racist hatred to children. In the 1920's, 30's and early 40's the Hitler-Jugend had enlisted over 25,000 boys aged fourteen and upwards. It also set up a junior branch, the Deutsches Jungvolk, for boys aged ten to fourteen. Girls from ten to eighteen were given their own organization, the Bund Deutscher Ma"del (or BDM), the League of German...
  • 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...
  • Socialists decry Israeli ties(Barf)

    09/29/2006 6:29:30 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 11 replies · 444+ views
    The Badger Herald ^ | 9/28 | Joanna Pliner
    University of Wisconsin students gathered Wednesday night to discuss the United States’ longstanding relations with Israel and its implications on modern foreign policy. The discussion, titled “Axis of Empire: Why the U.S. Supports Israel’s Terror,” was hosted by the International Socialist Organization’s Madison branch. Generating debate about the U.S. motives for maintaining relations with Israel, the discussion peered into exactly what sparked the conflict between Israel and Lebanon this summer. UW graduate student and ISO member Elizabeth Wrigley-Field said Progressives in America should try to get the government to stop funding Israel and to “stop pursuing its own military adventurism”...
  • Rush Goes To IHOP (Liberals Better Boycott International House Of Pancakes Now Alert)

    09/12/2006 6:52:09 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 48 replies · 2,505+ views
    Rush ^ | 09/12/06 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I meant to tell you this little story yesterday, slipped my mind. As some of you may remember, I was in Los Angeles over the weekend. I flew out there right after the broadcast on Friday, because I had some work to do very early Saturday morning. I participated in the production of a little pilot television show that is going to be presented to a network later this month for eventual sale. I'm not going to be a cast member. I just had a little bit part in it. We had to shoot this thing at seven in...
  • Barf... There is a new Antiwar group at UW Madison!

    09/09/2006 12:06:59 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 17 replies · 513+ views
    A new group, called "Middle East Solidarity" (AKA support the terrorists and worship Saint Pancake, Rachel Corrie), was created by the ultra left on my campus. The reason for formation of this group is that Stop the War had it's Student Org status revoked due to it's vandalism to the ROTC building (cutting the rope to the US flag) and constant harassment of recuiters at events. Also, I suspect a link to the International Solidarity movement, thus the Saint Pancake reference earlier. There is one catch however. The problem with the new group is that it is a contiuation of...
  • The Corrie Show must go on

    06/30/2006 6:27:00 AM PDT · by veronica · 22 replies · 708+ views ^ | 6-3-06 | Julia Gorin
    After the New York Theater Workshop had the good taste to back away from staging "My Name is Rachel Corrie" a few months ago, the British production has moved to New York's Minetta Lane Theater for a one-month run starting October 15th. It's a one-woman show based on diaries and e-mails written by the 23-year-old American "human rights" campaigner (i.e. terrorist rights campaigner), who was crushed in 2003 when she wouldn't get out of the way of an Israeli bulldozer as she protected a Palestinian explosive-smuggling tunnel from demolition. Reuters reported that the play, directed by actor Alan Rickman, "was...
  • 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...
  • Cynthia McKinney - one busy woman

    06/22/2006 7:47:11 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 22 replies · 1,510+ views
    Augusta Free Press ^ | June 19, 2006 | Max Friedman
    In between hitting cops and and playing the race card, wacko Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., keeps busy with the left on a number of subjects. Just pulling her file is a full day's work, but it is worthwhile keeping track of her activities if only to prove that she is not only a racist leftist, but also one who support all types of radical causes, especially if they are anti-American, pro-Communist, anti-Israel and anti-death penalty. Never one to miss an opportunity to stick it to Israel, McKinney put a "Tribute to Rachel Corrie" in the "Extension of Remarks" in the...
  • 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...
  • Censoring Rachel's words?

    03/20/2006 9:38:48 AM PST · by unionblue83 · 41 replies · 1,360+ views
    Jerusalem Post. ^ | 20 march 2006 | Rachel Irwin
    On March 16, 2003, 23-year-old Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli bulldozer while acting as a "human shield" against the demolition of a Palestinian home in Rafah. She immediately became a martyr and a political symbol for the Palestinian cause. To many Israelis, however, she naively intruded into an enormously complex political situation of which she was largely ignorant. Others, here and abroad, considered her an aid to terrorists and a traitor. Mostly, however, her death has transformed her into an almost mythic figure. The web is bursting with tribute sites, and there have been documentaries about her life...
  • Rachel's story needs to be told, now

    03/17/2006 4:41:34 PM PST · by bondjamesbond · 112 replies · 2,545+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 3/16/06 | P-I Columnist ROBERT L. JAMIESON Jr.
    If there were poetic justice, if Hollywood or the publishing industry had true courage, the story of Rachel Corrie would be coming to a big screen or bookstore near you. For now, the streets of Seattle will have to do. Tonight marks the third anniversary of the day Rachel died. A public reading of her mature writings will be held at 5 p.m. at Westlake Plaza. Rachel was in the Middle East, trying to protect the home of a Palestinian from immoral demolition, when an Israeli soldier driving a Caterpillar bulldozer killed her. He ran her over. Maybe the young...
  • The Rachel Corrie Pancake Breakfast

    03/05/2006 10:48:00 PM PST · by San Franistan · 102 replies · 3,286+ views
    Truly, reality has come full circle, as Indymedia unwittingly imitates Little Green Footballs: Rachel Corrie Pancake Breakfast. (Hat tip: IDF Dave.) No, it’s not a joke. The Rachel Corrie Memorial Committee of Victoria Invites you to a pancake breakfast at Denny’s Restaurant Sunday March 12 , 2006 10 am. The Public is invited to a memorial pancake breakfast at Denny’s Restaurant on Douglas Street near Finlayson, 10 am, Sunday March 12, 2006 to celebrate the life and untimely death of Rachel Corrie, Peace Activist with the International Solidarity Movement. There will be a reading of selections from Ms. Corrie’s letters...
  • Play About Demonstrator's Death Is Delayed [Rachel Corrie]

    02/28/2006 10:20:26 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 88 replies · 5,739+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 28, 2006 | JESSE McKINLEY
    A potential Off Broadway production of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie," an acclaimed solo show about an American demonstrator killed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to stop the destruction of a Palestinian home, has been postponed because of concerns about the show's political content. The production, a hit at the Royal Court Theater in London last year, had been tentatively scheduled to start performances at the New York Theater Workshop in the East Village on March 22. But yesterday, James C. Nicola, the artistic director of the workshop, said he had decided to postpone the show after polling local...
  • Why bulldozers are ethically neutral

    02/24/2006 5:26:17 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 19 replies · 2,540+ views
    timesonline ^ | 2/24/06 | Rev Gill Jackson
    The use of Caterpillar bulldozers to demolish Palestinian homes should not stop the Church of England from investing in the company, writes Rev Gill Jackson In May, the Church of England’s Ethnical Investment Advisory Group committed itself to a robust and rigorous review of the Church’s Ł2.2 million shareholding in Caterpillar Inc – the United States-based manufacturer of construction and mining equipment – based on concerns over the use of Caterpillar bulldozers to demolish Palestinian homes. After numerous meetings with political groups, voluntary agencies and Caterpillar itself, the recommendation was for the Church not to disinvest. However, less than a...
  • New evidence implicates ISM in Rachel Corrie's death

    01/03/2006 5:39:43 PM PST · by avile · 85 replies · 2,269+ views
    israpundit ^ | 1/3/06 | Bill Levinson
    New evidence implicates ISM in Rachel Corrie's death by Bill Levinson has already compiled several pieces of evidence to suggest that the International Solidarity Movement and/or its Palestinian handlers knowingly and willfully set up peace activist Rachel Corrie to be killed so they could make propaganda. Further information has come to light that reinforces this belief. Recently, the Director of the Solidarity Movement, George Rishmawi, explained to the San Francisco Chronicle that the recruitment of American student volunteers is useful to the Palestinian Movement because "if some of these foreign volunteers get shot or even killed, then the international...
  • An Open Letter to Rachel Corrie’s Parents

    10/11/2005 6:59:18 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 16 replies · 316+ views
    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Corrie:By now your open letter to the world, "A Call to Action; Rachel’s Words Live", has been reprinted in many different media outfits, including the viciously anti-Jewish Counterpunch magazine , in the Guardian, and was even published in Hebrew in Israel’s far-leftist anti-Zionist daily Haaretz.  You begin your epistle by recalling that your daughter was "killed by an Israeli bulldozer", but you neglect to mention the circumstances under which she was so killed (nor the fact that she died from her injuries while under Palestinian medical care).  You then add, " She had been working...
  • An Open Letter to Rachel Corrie's Parents

    10/13/2005 7:03:36 AM PDT · by Hunden · 17 replies · 1,034+ views
    Moonbat Central ^ | October 10, 2005 | Steven Plaut
    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Corrie: By now your open letter to the world, "A Call to Action; Rachel's Words Live", has been reprinted in many different media outfits, including the viciously anti-Jewish Counterpunch magazine , in the Guardian, and was even published in Hebrew in Israel's far-leftist anti-Zionist daily Haaretz.  You begin your epistle by recalling that your daughter was "killed by an Israeli bulldozer", but you neglect to mention the circumstances under which she was so killed (nor the fact that she died from her injuries while under Palestinian medical care). You then add, "She had been working in Rafah with a nonviolent...
  • Victim's Parents Tour U.S. to Raise Money [Rachel Corrie]

    06/16/2005 6:04:08 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 68 replies · 1,186+ views
    AP ^ | June 16, 2005 | RACHEL LA CORTE
    When 23-year-old American Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza, she was protesting the impending demolition of a Palestinian home. More than two years later, Craig and Cindy Corrie say they are trying to carry on their daughter's work. In a bid to raise money to rebuild the bulldozed house and others nearby, the Corries have started a seven-state tour with Khaled and Samah Nasrallah - one of two Palestinian families who lived in the house Rachel died protecting. On Friday, the tour comes to Rachel Corrie's hometown of Olympia. "Rachel, when she was in...
  • 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...
  • The forgotten Rachels

    04/24/2005 10:08:03 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 1,004+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/25/2005 | TOM GROSS
    My Name Is Rachel Thaler is not the title of a play 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...