Alan Rickman’s directing My Name is Rachel Corrie
at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Steven Plaut wants to know who will honor the other Rachels, the ones who died from terrorist attacks. Plaut explains,
Rachel Corrie, the clueless campus radical who
commmitted suicide while trying to prevent Israeli bulldozers from
destroying a smuggling tunnel used by the Palestinians in Gaza to smuggle
in explosives, weapons, and missiles.
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.
Rickman can direct and co-write whatever he wants; this play was produced by his own Theatre Upstairs, with the cooperation of Corie’s family. His career hit a zenith with Sense and Sensibility, and after that, his choice of film work has been disastrous. He’s gone from portraying malevolent heroes to becoming a Harry Potter character and a voice-over in The Hitchhiker’s Guide.
Too bad he had to side with Corrie, and not with the other Rachels.