Magazine article The Spectator

Rachel's View

Magazine article The Spectator

Rachel's View

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From Katharine Viner Sir: Far from 'promoting a hate-filled and glaringly one-sided view of Israel' as Tom Gross claims ('Dead Jews aren't news', 22 October), the play My Name is Rachel Corrie is in fact focused on the personal journey of a young American woman from precocious pre-teen to political activist shocked by the human suffering she witnesses.

Rachel Corrie's writing demanded to be dramatised because of its immediacy and undeniably high quality. Tom Gross effectively criticises us for not singling out an Israeli civilian victim of the past five years, but one might just as well criticise us for not singling out one of the greater number of Palestinian civilian victims.

My Name is Rachel Corrie is in fact entirely made up of Corrie's own words. Her two months in the Palestinian territories certainly gave her a negative view of Israel's occupation of Gaza, but that appears to have been shared by a majority of Israelis, who supported this summer's unilateral withdrawal. …

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