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Monday, March 17, 2008


A headline you thought you'd never see

Rachel Corrie play opens in Haifa

Although playing in Israel, this version of "My Name is Rachel Corrie" is in Arabic and played before an almost entirely Arab-Israeli audience. And, although it may be somewhat surprising that Israel allowed the play to be performed (as compared to, say, New York or Florida), the Israeli oppression of the Palestinian people showed its head in another way:

The Nasrallah family in Rafah, Gaza, whose home Corrie had been trying to protect when she was killed, wanted to attend the performance in Haifa but were refused permits to enter Israel.

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