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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...
  • 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.
  • 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. ***...
  • 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...
  • IDF Releases Video of Navy Intercepting and Boarding “Rachel Corrie” Without Resistance – Video

    06/05/2010 6:22:28 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 512+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 5, 2010 | Brian
    Here are two videos from the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) showing the Israeli Navy intercepting and boarding the “Rachel Corrie” as it tried to run their blockade of Gaza. The Israelis were able to board the ship without any resistance . . .
  • 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: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/rachel-corrie-wasnt-the-only-ism-member-playing-chicken-with-a-bulldozer-that-day-pjm-exclusive/
  • 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.
  • Parents demand answers from Israel in bulldozer death

    03/10/2010 6:29:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies · 1,922+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 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...
  • Memorial to US Activist in West Bank { Rachel Corrie }

    03/20/2008 1:08:11 PM PDT · by SmithL · 46 replies · 840+ views
    NABLUS, West Bank (AP) -- The parents of U.S. peace activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed in Gaza by an Israeli bulldozer, marked the fifth anniversary of her death Thursday by dedicating a small West Bank memorial. Corrie was 23 when she was run over by a 60-ton Israeli bulldozer in 2003 as she tried to prevent a Palestinian home from being demolished. The driver said he didn't see her, and the Israeli military ruled her death accidental. On Thursday, about 150 Palestinians and foreigners attended the memorial, gathering in a street in the West Bank city of Nablus, led...
  • The Humanity of Palestinians

    10/03/2007 5:49:47 AM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies · 138+ views
    Daily Collegian (UMass/Amherst) ^ | 10/3/07 | Napolitano
    ...One form of nonviolent resistance pursued by the I.S.M. is stopping Israeli destruction of Palestinian farms, orchards and houses by interposing oneself between Israeli bulldozers and their target. One such example was Rachel Corrie, a U.S. citizen from Washington who had the courage to stand with the Palestinian people. On March 16, 2003, Corrie stood in front of the house of a Palestinian doctor and his family, attempting to prevent an Israeli bulldozer from destroying the home. She was clad in a fluorescent orange jacket, in the middle of a clear day, using a megaphone to try to stop the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rachel Corrie's family appeals lawsuit against bulldozer-maker

    03/24/2006 9:50:10 AM PST · by oxcart · 83 replies · 3,226+ views
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ^ | 03/24/2006 | By GENE JOHNSON
    SEATTLE -- The parents of a 23-year-old who was killed trying to prevent the demolition of an occupied Palestinian home have appealed a judge's decision to dismiss their lawsuit against Caterpiller Inc., the company that made the bulldozer that ran over her. "He applied the wrong legal standard and ignored the facts," said Maria LaHood, a lawyer with the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights. Rachel Corrie was killed three years ago by an Israeli soldier driving a bulldozer. She was trying to stop him from demolishing a Gaza Strip home while the family was inside; though witnesses said she...
  • 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 £2.2 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...
  • The Continuing Idiocy of Rachel Corrie's Parents

    01/10/2006 5:27:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 36 replies · 1,225+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 1-10-06 | Steven Plaut
    The Continuing Idiocy of Rachel Corrie's Parents By Steven PlautFrontPageMagazine.com | January 10, 2006Just recently, Palestinian terrorists failed to kidnap the parents of Rachel Corrie in the Gaza Strip.  They tried, but backed off when they learned the identity of their would-be victims.The Corrie parents were in the Gaza Strip as part of their global campaign to get the world to commemorate their daughter's death by destroying Israel.  They are also trying to get terror lovers from around the world to boycott the Caterpiller company for the crime of selling bulldozers to Israel, some of which are used to fight terror.  You...
  • Rachel Corrie's parents endure brush with Gaza kidnappers

    01/05/2006 10:46:38 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 13 replies · 805+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 5, 2006 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Two Palestinians opted not to kidnap the US couple Craig and Cindy Corrie from the Rafah refugee camp Wednesday, upon learning that their daughter Rachel was killed in 2003 as she tried to stop an IDF bulldozer from razing the home of pharmacist Samir Nasrallah. Nasrallah, who was hosting the Corries in his home, told The Jerusalem Post by telephone that the two men, one of whom had a gun, knocked on his door Wednesday morning and asked if he had internationals in his home. "I said, 'yes,' but that this is the father and mother of Rachel Corrie," he...
  • Victim's Parents Tour U.S. to Raise Money (The Saint Pancake Memorial Fund)

    06/17/2005 4:31:54 AM PDT · by ManMountain · 36 replies · 723+ views
    AP ^ | Thu Jun 16, 4:44 PM ET | RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press Writer
    By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press Writer Thu Jun 16, 4:44 PM ET OLYMPIA, Wash. - 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
  • Review of Caterpillar sales to Israel is rejected

    04/13/2005 3:31:08 PM PDT · by Piranha · 31 replies · 646+ views
    Reuters Foundation ^ | April 13, 2005 | Reuters
    CHICAGO, April 13 (Reuters) - Shareholders of Caterpillar Inc. on Wednesday rejected a proposal that the company review its sale of bulldozers used to demolish houses and other property by Israel. The proposal was rejected by parties holding 97 percent of the company's shares, the firm announced at the heavy equipment manufacturer's annual meeting in Chicago. Caterpillar Chairman James Owens told the gathering "We don't sell armored, weaponized products" and in any case with more than 2 million of its machines in use each day around the world it cannot control what happens to them. The proposal put to shareholders,...
  • Rachel Corrie's family sues Israel, IDF

    03/15/2005 1:36:57 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 221 replies · 5,640+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 3/15/05 | Amos Harel
    The family of Rachel Corrie, a pro-Palestinian activist killed by an Israel Defense Forces bulldozer in Rafah two years ago, sued the State of Israel and the IDF for damages in the Haifa District Court on Tuesday. The 24-year-old Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003 when she tried to block an IDF bulldozer from destroying a Palestinian house near the Philadelphi Route, the strip of land in the Gaza Strip bordering Egypt. An IDF investigation ruled the incident was an accident and that the driver did not see Corrie, and the military prosecutor's office decided not to press charges...
  • Yaalon: Hundreds of houses in Rafah to be torn down

    05/16/2004 6:16:28 AM PDT · by Piranha · 1 replies · 109+ views
    Maariv ^ | May 16, 2004 | Amir Buhbut, Yinon Kadari and Marwan Athamna
    Chief of Staff Moshe (Bugi) Yaalon says that the IDF will likely be demolishing hundreds of houses in Rafah, following the Supreme Court's decision to allow the measure. Yaalon added that the army has already marked structures to be torn down. The High Court of Justice on Sunday rejected a petition filed by residents of the Rafah refugee camp in Gaza who asked the court to forbid the IDF from razing Palestinian homes in the Strip. The court ruled that the method is acceptable because of security needs. The court accepted the IDF’s commitment that no homes would be razed...