Sunday, April 17, 2005

Honoring Rachel 

The Royal Court Theatre in London is producing "My Name is Rachel Corrie," a lay that asks the question "Why did a 23-year-old woman leave her comfortable American life to stand between a bulldozer and a Palestinian home?"

Why, indeed?

As Charles Johnson wondered last year, does the play explain this infamous photograph of Corrie instructing Palestinian children how to burn an American flag?

Somehow I doubt it.

Blogger Steven Plaut asks an even more interesting question. Where are the plays in tribute of the other Rachels?
Well, we thought we would mention some other Rachels who have NOT been similarly commemorated in the London posh theaters yet (with thanks to Tom Gross). Here are the names of some plays that have not yet been produced in London:

1. My Name is Rachel Levy (Israeli girl age 17, blown up in a grocery store)

2. My Name is Rachel Thaler (Israeli girl aged 16, blown up in a pizzeria)

3. My Name is Rachel Levi (Israeli girl aged 19, murdered while waiting for the bus)

4. My Name is Rachel Gavish (killed with her husband and son while at home)

5. My Name is Rachel Charhi (blown up while sitting in a cafe)

6. My Name is Rachel Shabo (murdered with her three sons aged 5, 13 and 6 while sitting at home)

It would be interesting knowing how many of THESE Rachels were murdered with explosives smuggled in through the same tunnels that Rachel Corrie and her ISM pro-terrorist friends were "defending"!

The Palestinian Arabs have been the enemies of the United States since at least World War I. They sided with the Turks against our allies in that war. Their leadership supported the Germans during World War II. Long before the United States supported Israel, the Palestinian Arabs cozied up to the Soviet Union, and they rallied to Iraq's side when it invaded Kuwait. While it is not nice to say so in polite politically-correct company, the Palestinian Arabs have acted as enemies of the United States for almost a century, starting long before Israel existed or any American official expressed enthusiasm for Zionism. Never mind what you think about Israel's treatment of Palestinian Arabs, Rachel Corrie was a traitor to the United States.



By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Apr 18, 07:12:00 AM:

And I like Alan Rickman too. Sigh. I remember when this woman died. Very sad, but if you can't muster the brain cells to not get caught under a bulldozer, well, no great loss. There's a line of naive yahoos around the block waiting for their chance to do something stupid. Charles Johnson got it right with the term useful idiot. Something tells me that Rachel Corrie's Palestinian friends were really happy to exchange a live infidel for American martyr.  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Mon Apr 18, 05:00:00 PM:

Something tells me that Rachel Corrie's Palestinian friends were really happy to exchange a live infidel for American martyr.

Mr. Surly, you nailed it.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Jun 12, 03:49:00 PM:

You "nailed it" Same sort of logic as the Catholic Church used against Jews when they accused Jews of crucifying Christ.

Every murder is horrific! So how can you defend an American/Israeli murderer. Is America/Israel some how exempt from fault, excempt from responsibility? Is murder in the 'service' of U.S. foreign policy 'good' and all other murder 'bad'.
Get relevant! Get USEFUL!  

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