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Put International Solidarity Movement on Trial for Rachel Corrie’s Death

Photo: International Solidarity Movement's activists in Ni'lin, Feb. 5, 2012.

International Solidarity Movement's activists in Ni'lin, Feb. 5, 2012.
Photo Credit: Yoram Shuruk / Wiki Commons

Several ISM protestors entered the closed military zone to intentionally interfere in this routine mission. The IDF attempted to remove them with shock grenades, tear gas and warning shots, but they refused to leave the site.

The dangerous conduct of ISM activists—who ignored IDF warnings, refused to leave the area, and purposely put themselves in harm’s way— were the main factors leading to the tragic result.

Corrie’s ISM colleague and handler, Joseph Smith eulogized Corrie, chillingly justifying the sacrifice of human life for the cause, stating:

“The spirit that she died for is worth a life. This idea of resistance, this spirit of resisting this brutal occupying force, is worth anything. And many, many, many Palestinians give their lives for it all the time. So the life of one international, I feel, is more than worth the spirit of resisting oppression.”

Smith’s words and ISM’s activities make it clear that ISM callously views such “sacrifices” as “progressive” acts of resistance which are worth the human cost. It is shameful that ISM will never face serious critical scrutiny for their recklessness, despite of their well-documented record of terror-abetting extremism, which ultimately took the life of Rachel Corrie.

About the Author: Adam Levick serves as Managing Editor of CiF Watch, an affiliate of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), and is a member of the Online Antisemitism Working Group for the Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism. Adam made Aliyah from Philadelphia in 2009 and lives with his wife in Modi'in.


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20 Responses to “Put International Solidarity Movement on Trial for Rachel Corrie’s Death”

  1. Mordechai Motti Luzia says:

    tall the ISM to stey out of ISRAEL and israel not occupation of Palestinian land… ISM was founded in 2001 by a group of young, extremist left Americans. According to the Terrorism Information Center, between 2001 and 2005, the years of the second intifada, ISM volunteers engaged in activities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and “did not merely help the Palestinian population, but intentionally hindered IDF anti-terror activities.”.

    you all MORONS.

  2. Mordechai Motti Luzia says:

    Monitor’s page documenting ISM’s terrorism associations).

    IT SHOULD NOT be surprising that the 2003 incident involving Corrie took place in the “Military Installations Area,” along the Egyptian border, at the Philadelphi Route, which was considered a hostile battlefield because of the large number of attacks carried out by terrorists.
    you f****K with IDF you DIE.

  3. Greta Berlin says:

    What a moron.

  4. Anonymous says:

    What a biased, anti-Semitic article you're recommending! From the look of you, you're probably the granddaughter of a Gestapo war criminal.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just get off this site, you Nazi whore.

  6. Gail Tunick says:

    greta you are a moron. I was in Israel when a bus full of innocent people was bombed. Young kids on their way to school, people on their way to work. These people had nothing to do with hurting Corrie or anyone else from the ISM. These innocent people were just living their lives. When you are being attacked all of the time you don't take chances. I don't like violence but if someone was trying to hurt my children or family all of the time you best believe that I would shoot first and ask questions later. The ISM needs to stay out of things they don't understand. Corrie put herself in danger. No one else did. She is responsible for her actions and for her death. Her death was not done on purpose.

  7. Gail Tunick says:

    greta why don't you defend the innocent Israeli children who are MURDERED by their neighbors who won't even recognize the right of Israel to exist. They won't even put Israel on the map or teach their children that there is a country named Israel. Look at both sides of the issue.

  8. Greta Berlin says:

    Always call the truth tellers anti-Semitic. That just does not work any longer

  9. Mordechai Motti Luzia says:

    Gail they LIBS Obama talk they said AMAN u the best man

  10. Mordechai Motti Luzia says:

    openid no name calling send her toback to SCHOOL

  11. Mordechai Motti Luzia says:

    miss Berlin

    ISM was founded in 2001 by a group of young, extremist left Americans. According to the Terrorism Information Center, between 2001 and 2005, the years of the second intifada, ISM volunteers engaged in activities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and “did not merely help the Palestinian population, but intentionally hindered IDF anti-terror activities

  12. Mordechai Motti Luzia says:

    Gail post this

    ISM was founded in 2001 by a group of young, extremist left Americans. According to the Terrorism Information Center, between 2001 and 2005, the years of the second intifada, ISM volunteers engaged in activities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and “did not merely help the Palestinian population, but intentionally hindered IDF anti-terror activities

  13. Greta Berlin is an ISM leader and her own daughter has outted her as a virulent anti-Semite. See her profile in the Rogues Section of StoptheISM.com.

  14. Greta, if you;re not an anti-Semite does Israel have the right to exist as a Jewish state? Your own daughter has described your rants against "the Goddamn Jews" at the dinner table many times.

  15. There is a difference between a truth-teller and a simple minded housewife who parrots leftist political rhetoric to impress others. Too bad about your sister. Did she accidentally stand in front of a bulldozer, too?

  16. Good idea. ISM is just an offshoot of the PLO. Shouldn't people be outraged that their children are being brainwashed by terrorists?

  17. The sort of truth you believe you own reminds me of the Jerry Springer show, with all kinds of beat up old dykes screaming about their girlfriends cheating on them. Pity about your sister—did she accidentally stand in front of a bulldozer, too?

  18. Just google the name and you will see her entire profile, including a wikipedia page (and her age: 71). I see the terrorists even have Doris Day wannabes…oink oink.

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