Based on information forwarded to them by CAMERA, AP editors commendably resent a story correcting inaccurate language about Rachel Corrie’s death.
Activists from Watertown Town Citizens for Environmental Safety in Watertown, Mass. recently played host to Mohammed Omer, a Palestinian journalist who demonizes Israel.
After two opinion pieces in the Post-Intelligencer celebrated Seattle's hosting of a play about International Solidarity Movement (ISM) activist Rachel Corrie, a CAMERA guest column pointed out that the ISM's extremist ideology distorts understanding of the Middle East. The newspaper's summary of CAMERA's column reads: "Her death was tragic, but the group mentoring Corrie was geared toward more toward building hatred against Israel than toward forwarding peace."
In his Los Angeles Times review of the British play "My Name is Rachel Corrie," David Gritten describes Rachel Corrie as "a relatively obscure name in her native U.S," one of several distortions about the American who interfered in a closed military area in the Gaza Strip and was killed accidentally.
Columns marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie ignored or minimized the role of International Solidarity Movement, which recruited Corrie to be a "human shield" in Gaza.
The following CAMERA letter-to-the-editor concerning the death of pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie appeared yesterday in the International Herald Tribune: