Thursday, March 16, 2006

Rachel Corrie (1979-2003)


It's three years since the Israeli Defence Forces, in a typically glorious feat of arms murdered 23 year old Rachel Corrie.

They killed Rachel but they couldn't kill her essential message, which goes from strength to strength.

Thanks to Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner, the play "My Name is Rachel Corrie" has sold out for two seasons, and will shortly start a third at a new venue, the Playhouse in London.

The play was due to be put on in New York recently, but some people were so scared of its power, they managed to persuade an artistic director to indefinately postpone the production.

Of course this cowardly act of self-censorship has caused more publicity than anyone could have asked for.

All this will never bring Rachel back, but it's inspiring to see the Zionists so rattled by the words and deeds of a 23 year old American woman.

5 Comments:

Blogger David Young said...

You can see her at her best in the photo at the bottom of this post. You can feel the love and compassion coming through.

See here

DY

1:19 PM  
Blogger roGER said...

Yes burning a paper flag - an act that clearly merits the death penalty (extra-judicial, naturally).

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Just in case you're interested, here's the truth about that photo:

Rachel was attending a peaceful demonstration against the occupation in Gaza.

As often happens, some kids started burning paper flags, and wanted Rachel to burn an Israeli flag.

She refused, but on the spur of the moment accepted an American one as a compromise. America is of course Israel's backer, arms provider, and protector.

A journalist covering the demo snapped the photograph.

It says a lot for Rachel's character and integrity that in three years of frantic searches for the dirt on her life, the Zionists and Israel Firsters have managed to produce nothing other than that photograph.

11:38 AM  
Blogger David Young said...

Mark Steyn did a fantastic piece about her called 'Vacationing in someone else's despair'. I've emailed it to you before. Don't know whether you read it.

Here is the link:

Click here

12:48 PM  
Blogger Why Palestinians Usually Get It Wrong said...

Reembering Rachel Corrie - A Supporter of Terrorsim

Three years ago Thursday, Rachel Corrie was accidentally killed by an Israeli bulldozer after she entered a closed Israeli military zone to protect Palestinian homes that were sitting on top of tunnels used by Palestinian terrorists to smuggle illegal weapons to be used against Israeli civilians. Rachel Corrie was a member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISD), a firm supporter of Palestinian terrorism (what the ISD calls “resistance”), “by any means necessary.”

There has been a lot of heated debated about the New York Theater Workshop’s recentpostponement of the play, My Name Is Rachel Corrie.Some folks have suggested that the theatre caved intoIsrael supporters. Other, more paranoid types, have suggested that the infamous “Israel Lobby” had something to do with the postponement.

The photogrpahs on the right show Rachel Corrie burning an American flag to show her support of Palestinians and choosing to lay in front of an Israeli Bulldozer in the hopes of protecting tunnels used by Palestinian terrorists to smuggle illegal weapons.

One of the reasons that the Israeli army closed the area that was being bulldozed was because Palestinian snipers often shoot at bulldozer crews. This endagers not only Israelis, but "peace activists" as well. Palestinian terrorism insures that Israeli bulldozers have very litlte visibility because of the need to protect the driver with metal shielding. Ms. Corrie chose to lay down in front of a bulldozer. Her act was not one of peace, but of suicide. Clearly Ms. Corrie spent too much time in the company of suicide killers and their supporters.

Perhaps the New York Theater Workshop simply realized that they did not want to be associated with Rachel Corrie because Ms. Corrie supported terrorism and allowed herself, either knowingly or unknowingly, to protect Palestinian terrorists. Perhaps the theatre company did not want to be associated with Ms. Corrie because she was eager to publicly burn American flags. Or perhaps the theater simply did not want to be associated with the left’s obsession with supporting anti-Semitism.

http://whypalestiniansgetitwrong.blogspot.com/

palestiniansgetitwrong@yahoo.com

12:43 AM  
Blogger roGER said...

David: Yeah, you sent it to me before and I read it then, thanks.

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As for "Why the Palestinians Usually Get it Wrong," He or she is clearly an expert at getting things wrong. I've counted at least eight lies contained within his or her dyslexic reply.

3:30 PM  

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