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News :: Education
ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie!
09 Apr 2006
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/265324_corrieresponse04.html
Idealist Rachel Corrie was misled
Tuesday, April 4, 2006

By GILEAD INI
GUEST COLUMNIST

All can agree that the death of a young woman is tragic. Like the hundreds of young lives lost as the target of Palestinian suicide bombers, and like those unintentionally killed during Israeli counterterror operations, the loss of Rachel Corrie undoubtedly has affected many in a painful way.

It is understandable, then, that her friends and family want to keep her memory alive, and they have done so successfully. But whether Corrie's message deserves to be propagated and celebrated by audiences in theater productions such as "My Name is Rachel Corrie" and "Daughter Courage" is a different story. Corrie was an idealist; but as fate had it, her idealism ended up channeled through the radical International Solidarity Movement, an organization that not only puts at risk the lives of Israeli civilians but also the lives of its members.

ISM tells its young followers that Palestinians have the right to armed attacks against Israelis, while at the same time making clear through its activities that Israel has no right to protect its citizens. While the two positions seem mutually contradictory, the organization apparently reconciles them by summing up the complex Israeli-Arab conflict as singularly caused by a sadistic Israel seeking arbitrarily to oppress Palestinians.

In ISM's world, legitimate Israeli security concerns don't exist. The group's narrative obscures the fact that Palestinian terrorism began even before Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza Strip, that Israel acquired those territories in a war precipitated by neighboring countries openly threatening to destroy the Jewish state and that Israel repeatedly offered to turn over land to the Palestinians. Hamas, whose charter makes clear that the group's violence against Israeli civilians is rooted in racist ideology and is aimed at destroying Israel, and other groups seeking Israel's annihilation are invisible in the Middle East portrayed by ISM.

Why are those and other important realities about the conflict excised from ISM's depictions? Is it because creating a false dichotomy of blameless Palestinians and faceless Israeli oppressors makes it easier for the group to persuade naןve idealists to risk their lives? Perhaps ISM's activists would be less likely to throw themselves before Israeli bulldozers if they were told that the bulldozers are used to search for very real smuggling tunnels that bring weapons and explosives used against Israeli children. Whatever the reasons, ISM's activists are misled.

But theatergoers should not be misled. They should know that any play based on the ISM's dogmas might possibly provide audiences with a better understanding of the organization's propaganda, but certainly will not offer viewers an accurate, complete or nuanced understanding of the difficult situation in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. ISM's partial and simplistic views are more geared toward building hatred against Israel than toward forwarding peace, human rights or justice.



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Gilead Ini is a senior research analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.

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Re: ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie!
09 Apr 2006
Same old crap. Zionist enabers scapegoating Palestinians for the hostilities crated by the Zionists bloodsoaked war of conquest.

Palestinians do have the right to liberate themselves and thier homeland from murderous thieving Zionist crusaders and Zionists do not have a birthright of murderous theft and occupation of Palestinian lands. Which IS to arbitrarily oppress the Palestinians. Duh.

ZIonist security concerns are as real as the security concerns Nazis had in Normandy on D-Day. And that is about as legitimate as that gets. Yes, palestinian freedom fighters started when the Zionists started thier murderous theft of Palestinian lands. NOT when Zionists occupied ALL of Palestine. And ZIonist shills would have the braindead believe Zionist occupation of the west bank and gaza are the only offenses committed by Zionists.

Zionists occupied the west bank and Gaza after they invaded the Palestinian's neighbors. But lets look at the propaganda Zionists use. IF it were not a lie, how would that make the ZIonist's occupation of the west bank and Gaza any less of an offense? Did world war 2 start when England and France declaired war on germany, or when Germany invaded Poland??? Zionist invadors occupied Palestinian lands, and the Palestinian's neighbors trying and failing to liberate Palestine from Zionists, like England and France trying and failing to liberate Poland and France ending up occupied by Germany. If you want to suggest that world war 2 started when England and France declaired war on Germany, then you might also think the Zionists war of conquest started when the neighbors of Palestinians tried and failed to liberate Palestine. If you think world war 2 started when Germany invaded Poland, it wouldn't be so easy to think the ZIonist's war of conquest started when the neighbors of Palestinians tried and failed to liberate palestine. And how can palestine be liberated WITHOUT the destruction of the ZIonist crusader state? Duh. How could Europe be liberated without driving the nazis out of thier neighbor's homelands. Duh.

Zionists repeatedly tried to turn over PALESTINIAN land for a Palestinian STATE. Vichi palestine! Wow, doesn't that make them like nazis in france??? And this clown, a senior reseach analyst for a propaganda outfit, thinks that makes murderous thieving Zionist crusaders look magnanimous???

Bulldozers are used to look for tunnels??? What, flaten whole towns to LOOK for tunnels? Wow, what a pathetic rationalization that one was.

If Zionists really do have a birthright of murderous theft of Palestinian lands, then lets hear it. Otherwise, it is pretty pathetic to scapegoat the victims of Zionism for the conflict Zionists forced on thier chosen victims.

When you accept a lie into your heart, you accept the devil into your soul. And you end up believing propaganda like that presented by Ini.
Re: ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie!
09 Apr 2006
Death Cult mebers and their useful idiot cheering squad desparately want Corrie to be remembered as a "martyr", instead of as a tool.
The Troll is a run of the mill anti-semite hiding behid the "palestinian cause"
Re: ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie!
09 Apr 2006
Then attack the message. Since you have shown you CAN attack the messanger with vacant slander, you have no excuses NOT to attack the message, unless you CAN'T.

Oh, it is so easy to lable someone and then attack the lable you gave them. But it is just a pathetic tactic of running away.

And those quote marks you put around the "palestinian cause". Just what would you have the ignorant masses believe those marks mean??? Are you suggesting that because you call people anit-semetic that Zionists are something other than murderous thieves who sacrifice thier own children in thier own war of conquest???

Add substance sometime. Argument ad nauseum just makes you look even more pathetic.
Re: ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie!
09 Apr 2006
"Just what would you have the ignorant masses believe those marks mean??"

There is no such thing as a "palestinian" (a modern "people" created after the Arabs lost the Six Day War)
And, the "palestinian cause" is merely an extension of Arab expansionism and the continued attempt at the creation of the Caliphate. (Arabs are still fighting WWI)
Meanwhile the Troll hides behind his "love" for the "palestinians" to distract from his anti-semitism.
Gee, Zionists once said, "Let's all move to Palestine..."
09 Apr 2006
Are you telling me that they wanted to settle no-where when they used the word "Palestine"? Palestine was a well known destination when Zionist settlement began and it was known, at that time, as "Palestine." Living in Palestine were many people. Some of the very same people (and their parents) of those we now refer to as Palestinians. It makes sense to call the people who were living in Palestine by the name "Palestinians", don't you think? So then, there were Palestinians living in Palestine before the Zionists moved in. How can you now say that Palestinians did not exist?
Re: ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie!
09 Apr 2006
"Living in Palestine were many people. Some of the very same people (and their parents) of those we now refer to as Palestinians."

Up until 1948, a "palestinian" was a Jew living in the region so named by the Romans, which also includes Jordan. The rest of the people living there were called Arabs. Syria believed that they were Syrians. Jordan wanted to create a mega Arab State which included the rest of historic palestine. Jordan is where Jordanians live...the population is comprised of 80% palestinians. there, they're called Jordanians. Arabs lioving in Israel arae called Israelis.
Re: ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie!
09 Apr 2006
A rose by any other name...

You argue lables. Wow. Palestinians didn't start calling themselves Palestinians until after the 6 day war. And compleat morons will believe that means the palestinians just popped out of thin air or expanded into thier homeland.

Palestinians are geneticly the same as Jews/Judeans, and geneticly distinct from Arabs. And the only ways that is possible is if they are descended from Canaanite slave girls raped by Hebrew invadors and occupiers for 1200 years or they are the lost tribes of ISRAEL (the biblical Israel, with sleep in thier eyes and knowing NOT of thier past) or a combination of the 2. The fact that Palestinians consider themselves Arabs is irrelivant, and thier own business. They are who they are, which at present, is victims of Zionist invadors who's ONLY claim to the land is that Hebrews were ALSO murderous thieves of the land. If Palestinians want to consider themselves as Arabs, that doesn't mean Zionists are something other than murderous thieves of palestinian lands, and only the most prejudiced/stupid of people would buy into your pathetic rationalizations.

Respecting the Palestinian's basic human right not to be destroyed by Zionist crusaders is not anti-Semitism just as respecting the Pole's basic human right not to be destroyed by Nazis is not anti-Germanism. But you go ahead and spout your vacant slander. That and moronic rationalizations and outright lies seems to be all you got. Thanks for showcasing your prejudices.
Jews Lied to America
09 Apr 2006
America was misled
Tuesday, April 4, 2006

By LEAD IN GUT


All can agree that the ethnic cleansing of Palestine is tragic. Like the thousands of young lives lost as the target of Jewish terror gangs, and like those unintentionally killed during Local counter Jewish terror operations, the loss of Palestine undoubtedly has affected many in a painful way.

It is understandable, then, that her friends and family want to keep her memory alive, and they have done so successfully. But whether Jew's message deserves to be propagated and celebrated by audiences in theater productions such as "relentless" and "forgotten refugges" is a different story. Zionism was not a novelty; but as fate had it, its racism ended up channeled through the radical jewish terror movement, an organization that not only puts at risk the lives of civilians in palestine but also the lives of its Americanss.

Zionism tells its young followers that Palestinians have no right to self defense against tresspassers, while at the same time making clear through its activities that Jews have the right to commit genocide. While the two positions seem mutually contradictory, the Jewish only state apparently reconciles them by summing up the multi level resistance to occupation as singularly caused by a sadistic arabs seeking arbitrarily to oppress foriegn, tresspassing, thieving Jews.

In Jew's world, legitimate local security concerns don't exist. The group's narrative obscures the fact that Jewish terrorism began even before foriegn Jews occupied Palestine, that Jews acquired those communities lands in a war based in european countries and that zionists openly threatening to destroy Palestine and that locals repeatedly offered to turn over land to the invading Jews. The jewish only state, whose charter makes clear that the group's violence against local civilians is rooted in racist ideology and is aimed at destroying Palestine, and other groups seeking justice for Palestine are invisible in the Middle East portrayed by Jews.

Why are those and other important realities about the conflict excised from Jewish depictions? Is it because creating a false dichotomy of blameless Jews and faceless oppressors makes it easier for the group to persuade naןive Americans to risk their lives in Iraq? Perhaps American's would be less likely to throw dollars into Israeli bulldozers if they were told that the bulldozers are used to murder children for very real terrorism that bring despair and trama against local children. Whatever the reasons, Americans are misled.

But theatergoers should not be misled. They should know that any play based on the Jew's dogmas might possibly provide audiences with a better understanding of the organization's propaganda, but certainly will not offer viewers an accurate, complete or nuanced understanding of the difficult situation in Palestine. Americas partial and simplistic views are more geared toward building hatred against innocent people than toward forwarding peace, human rights or justice.

lead In Gut is a senior research analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
Re: ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie!
09 Apr 2006
"
All can agree that the ethnic cleansing of Palestine is tragic."

It's true, but Israel is strong and won't alllow any more Jews to be cleansed from Arab lands. There are very few Jews left in the ancient communities of Egypt, Yelem, Syria, Iraq, Algeria, Tunisia, Ethiopa etc. Some Arab lands are completely Jundenrein.
The pogroms started in the 1920s, before the creation of Israel. Once the Arabs allied themselves with the Nazis, it got worse
http://www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com
Re: ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie!
09 Apr 2006
In the 1920s, before the climax of Zionist invasion, but after Balfour and the Zionists made thier offensive plans of stealing Palestine clear for all to see. Zionists started thier invasion long before 1948. It only climaxed in 1948.

Zionists invaded Palestine under Brittish guns just as the Nazi's Hungarian allies invaded slovakian lands under the Nazi's guns. Zionists set up thier beachhead kibbutzes under the Brittish guns. And in 1948, the ZIonists broke out of thier beachhead kibbutzes and went on thier murderous theft of over 1/2 of palestine. Palestinians resisted the Zionist invasion's climax, so murderous thieving Zionist crusaders stole even more palestinian lands than the interloaper power brokers gave them permission to steal. Not that palestine is the 55 member (40 Judeo-christian states vs 10 Muslim states) 1947 UN's property to be giving to ZIonist invadors.

Some Palestinians, a tiny fraction of the occupied people, got out of Brittish occupied Palestine and joined with nazis fighting England. SO what, England started thier conflict with Muslim lands, especialy with palestinians whom the brittish were aiding ZIonist invadors setting up thier beachhead kibbutzes.

Here is a comparison. There were also Slovakians who escaped Hungarian occupied Slovakia and joined with the allies fighting Germany. So what, Germany and thier Hungarian allies started that conflict, just as brittish occupiers and the Zionists who invaded palestine under Brittish guns started thier conflict against palestinians. Since England and Zionists started the conflict against palestinians long before Hitler was even elected, it is just more scapegoating of Palestinians just because a tiny number of palestinians escape Brittish/Zionist occupied Palestine to fight with Nazis against thier enemies/Brittish and Zionists, who chose thier offensive war against palestinians.

Sheesh, is everything you have to write so void of sunstance? Don'cha have even 1 valid point to make?
Re: ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie!
10 Apr 2006
Israeli murders American in occupied Palestine and Israeli government let's the murder go free.While thousands of Americans are dying in Iraq to protect Israel.Any American who criticizes Israel is threatened by zionist jews and christians.These crazy religious extremists are trying to ruin America.They have no respect for free speech or America.They only care about Israel.The zionists think they can stop the Rachel Corrie play in NYC,but they can't stop freedom of speech.The zionists are so threatened by Rachel Corrie's words and her parents struggle to let the world know about their brave daughter.The zionists have done everything to try to slander and insult Rachel.We won't let this happen. The show must go on!!
Re: ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie! Another zionist lie!
10 Apr 2006
How can the zionists think they can stop free speech and spread such lies and Americans will tolerate them?Everytime they open their mouths they show what racist fascists they are.They make me ashamed to be a jew in America.Rachel Corrie is an American hero.I can't wait to see the play in NYC.Hopefully it will come to Boston soon.
International Solidarity House of Pancakes
10 Apr 2006
" sraeli murders American in occupied Palestine and Israeli government let's the murder go free."

Oh, please....since Corrie's accidental death, Rachel's friends have killed over 50 Americans in Israel. (and a few in the West Bank and Gaza) Some were just college kids, others visiting friends and family, some at religious events (believe it or not, the ISM protects those who target JEWS for death)
Hey, remember when a group of Americans went to give a palestinian kid an academic award, and were killed by the very same weapons and terrorists that Rachel was protecting?
Re: ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie!
10 Apr 2006
Germans visiting German occupiers of Poland and France also became targets of freedom fighters. I guess going into lands occupied by murderous thieves to visit your murderous thieving relatives is not a very wise thing to do. Go figure.

as for the accademic award, they could have been killed by Zionists in a false flag oporation. Zionists don't just do false flag oporations in the US and India. India? Why yes, not even a year before 911, a bunch of Zionists dressed up as Muslims were arrested in India in a plot to highkjack an airplane. Is it odd That more Americans don't know about that? Not really. The media doesnt like showing Zionists for what they really are. Especialy with 911 in the picture.
Re: ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie!
10 Apr 2006
"Germans visiting German occupiers of Poland and France also became targets of freedom fighters."

LOL!! How about Germans visiting their Arab allies? All hugs and kisses and praise for killing Jews
Americans studying are hardly "occupiers".
My favorite was when a 76 year old Jewish man went to visit an Arab friend in the "west bank". he was captured by the palestinian peace movement, eventually murdered after being tortured and hung for his friends to see. What a bucnh of "freedom fighters".
Re: ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie!
10 Apr 2006
Germans who were fighting England and France looked for allies among those already invaded and occupied by England. Wow. How you suppose Syrians and Lebanese who escaped French occupied Syria and lebanon felt about helping Nazis occupy France??? Probably pretty damned good. Would that suprize you or ANYONE?

Any Americans stupid enough to study in Coalition occupied Iraq would also become targets. Duh. Chalk that up to evolution. People stupid enough to study in a war zone don't belong in colleges anyway.

Yes, the Zionist's bloodsoaked war of conquest has created hostilities that even result in 76 year olds getting killed. And that is suposed to disqualify the Palestinian's basic human right NOT to be destroyed by murderous thieving ZIonists how exactly???
Re: ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie!
12 Apr 2006
i dont believe that people should not have the right to protect thier country. it is wrong and it is torture.
Re: ISM Lied to Rachel Corrie!
12 Apr 2006
Okay, what if someone killed a young woman here in the US. Wouldn't there be the same punishments that there should be overseas. What I don't understand is that the people who live over in Israel can't defend themselves. Aren't they God's Chosen People? They can defend themselves, their families, and their country. It makes absolutly no sense to pretty much make them slaves to fear. What do the Palestinians have to gain anyways? I say, get a clue and get the heck out of there.