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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-28-07 10:22 AM
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"My Name Is Rachel Corrie" is too hot for New York theaters.
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The article is well worth the read. The obfuscation by the government, the refusal of the House of Representatives to conduct an investigation....too telling. Now who runs America, anyway?

"The play is "My Name Is Rachel Corrie," and this will be only its fourth professional production in the United States. Its inaugural New York staging last year was "indefinitely postponed" after producers cited "a changing political climate." The play then became known as "too hot for New York."

Rachel Corrie was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003 while trying to stop the demolition of a Palestinian pharmacist's home in

But the Anti-Defamation League has said the play distorts the facts. Rachel's supporters say opposition to the play occurs because Corrie was an American who aligned herself with Palestinian human rights - and, they say, in America that's the wrong team.

Craig and Cindy Corrie were thrown into an unimaginable vortex on March 16, 2003, just days before the start of the Iraq war. Not only did they learn of Rachel's death from neighbors who had read it on a TV news crawl, but their efforts to retrieve her body, demand an investigation and seek accountability would encounter resistance from every branch of the U.S. government.

The Corries asked the U.S. House of Representatives for an investigation that was "thorough, credible and transparent." All but 78 of the 435 House members said no. The Corries blame that on a fear of the pro-Israel lobby in Washington.

"Our congressman had warned us we'd be lucky to get even 30, because any piece of legislation that even implies criticism of Israel was unlikely to go anywhere," Cindy said."

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