Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice

(Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice) The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice is a grassroots, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that conducts and supports programs that foster connections between people, that build understanding, respect, and appreciation for differences, and that promote cooperation within and between local and global communities. The foundation encourages and supports grassroots efforts in pursuit of human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice, which we view as pre-requisites for world peace. Continuing the work begun and envisioned by our daughter, Rachel Corrie, our initial emphasis has been on Israel/Palestine. Read more: http://rachelcorriefoundation.org/about

(Wikipedia) Rachel Aliene Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003) was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). She was crushed to death in the Gaza Strip by an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) bulldozer when she was kneeling in front of a local Palestinian‘s home, thus acting as a human shield, attempting to prevent IDF forces from demolishing the home. The IDF stated that the death was due to the restricted angle of view of the IDF Caterpillar D9 bulldozer driver, while ISM eyewitnesses said “there was nothing to obscure the driver’s view.”[1] A student at The Evergreen State College, she had taken a year off to travel to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada.
Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Corrie

Video report on the case:

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8 comments
  1. Note for the videos in the comments:
    The second one shows an orthodox jewish group protesting against state Israel… calling them godless zionists.

    The third one – for extending the view – is a documentary about american jews, anarchists, some of them you may call cultural zionists, many of them are atheists, but definitely against any state, state Israel too. They describe themselves as jewish anarchists – not in a religious sense.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_Zionism

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