James Edward Johnson

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Corrie’s Protected Terrorists

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It looks like the IDF has more work to do, as noted in this article. And, while we are at it, we should remember Rachel Corrie, may she spend a long time in Sheol, for protecting people like R through her martyrdom.

Hat Tip: JewSchool.com

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Written by JamesEJ

Monday, January 10, 2005 at 11:00 pm

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  1. #1. rachel corrie wasn’t protecting terrorists, she was defending an innocent person’s home from demolition.#2. israel regularly demolishes homes, not because of terrorism, but because those homes were built without construction permits. in the last 10 years, israel has bulldozed 20,000 arab homes. there are 30,000 more slated for demolition.#3. arabs build their homes without permits because the israeli government discriminates against them and will not grant them permits. this matter has come before the israeli supreme court countless times.#4. the israeli government also rezones arab residential neighborhoods into agricultural, commercial and industrial zones, then files demolition orders for the arab residences in those areas, and knocks them down, leaving tens of thousands homeless in the last few years alone. #5. at no point ever has the israeli government once suggested that the home which rachel corrie was defending was connected with terrorism or weapons tunnels. their claim, #1, is that they weren’t even planning on demolishing the house corrie was defending that day (though they did demolish it several months later), and #2, that the house itself was in the way of the “security zone” they’d established along the border between egypt and gaza. ie., there wasn’t a weapons tunnel, but just to make sure there won’t be one in the future, they intended to knock it down. is that just? let’s make a family homeless because of the potential use of their house? what ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? and now you know why rachel corrie was there.#6. arik ascherman of rabbis for human rights is currently on trial for doing precisely what rachel corrie did (though, obviously, he didn’t get run over) with the intent to draw attention to this grave injustice.#7. it’s real convenient for you to make such statements from iowa. come back and speak to me when you’ve actually been in the west bank and seen the idf demolish a house with your own eyes, like i have.

    Mobius

    Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 4:42 am

  2. I agree that home demolition is generally wrongful and that Arabs receive unfair discriminatory treatment. But, the proper response is something other than willful obstruction of government activity. I support legal actions to prevent such destruction in Israeli courts. I support political action (campaigning, speech, etc.) to prevent unjust use of home destruction. I support greater due process rights to prevent homes from being destroyed without some evidentiary basis. Rachel Corrie’s actions and those of ISM regularly protect terrorists as much as innocents. I support parties like Shinui because I think they are more likely to strike a balance where civil rights areprotected while preventing terror. The problem with people who volunteer to be tools of the ISM is that they unfairly single out Israel for condemnation, and cannot know if they are protecting an innocent or a terrorist in many circumstances.

    JamesEJ

    Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 10:50 am


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