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Last updated on June 15th, 2017 at 01:00 pm
“Where are the Great Women of our age?” asks Robert Fisk, who nominates his own heroine:
Rachel Corrie, I’d say, the American girl who was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer as she stood in its path to protect Palestinian homes in Gaza.
A play, “My Name is Rachel Corrie”, is currently being performed in London which celebrates Corrie’s idealistic life, although it omits such aspects as this. Corrie was an Israel-hating inciter of Palestinian children who didn’t know enough not to mess around in front of large earth-moving equipment. Melanie Phillips has more on Fisk’s Great Woman, and links to a site that suggests other Rachel-themed subjects for the London theatre:
My Name is Rachel Levy (Israeli girl age 17, blown up in a grocery store)
My Name is Rachel Thaler (Israeli girl aged 16, blown up in a pizzeria)
My Name is Rachel Levi (Israeli girl aged 19, murdered while waiting for the bus)
My Name is Rachel Gavish (killed with her husband and son while at home)
My Name is Rachel Charhi (blown up while sitting in a cafe)
My Name is Rachel Shabo (murdered with her three sons aged 5, 13 and 6 while sitting at home)
I blame Caterpillar.
(Via reader Garth G.)
UPDATE. On Corrie-related matters, Mr Righty has an exclusive preview of Antony Loewenstein’s upcoming blockbuster.