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Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old American peace activist from Olympia, Washington, who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer on 16 March 2003, while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition.

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    Crisis in Israel/Palestine: Discussion of Recent Events

    By trial | 07/07/2014

    Tuesday, July 15th,  7:00-9 PM

    Traditions Cafe in Downtown Olympia

    300 5th Ave. SW, Olympia, WA

    The Escalating Crisis in Israel/Palestine:

    A Discussion of Recent Events

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    Join the Rachel Corrie Foundation for a panel discussion and open Q & A about the current crisis in Israel/Palestine.  With the collapse of the Peace Process, the establishment of a unity government, and recent deaths on both sides, what do we need to know?  What is the media telling us and what is being left out? Come discuss what our response as tax-paying citizens who fund the actions taken by the Israeli military should be.

    Moderator: Andrew Meyer, RCF Staff

    Panelist Bios:

    Dr. Karam Dana is a Palestinian-American academic. He is an Assistant Professor of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the University of Washington Bothell. His Middle East-related research explores elite politics in Palestinian society in the 1920s and 1930s, Palestinian public opinion, the intersection between economics and politics and the changing state-society relations in the Arab Middle East.

    Sallie Shawl retired after 30 years in social service work in Tacoma, is a founding member of the Tacoma chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace as well as Puget Sound Interfaith Youth Camp. Shawl vowed that “Never Again” means “Never Again for all people,” and it is her Jewish upbringing of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and “Don’t do to others what you don’t want done to you” that propels her forward in her work for Palestinian human rights and a just peace.

    Eitan Isaacson grew up in a modern orthodox Jewish community in Rehovot, Israel. He served as a tank commander in the Israeli military in 2001 to 2004 during the second intifada. Today, Eitan is an activist in the Seattle chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace.

    Steve Niva teaches International Politics and Middle East Studies at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. His primary areas of research and writing include the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East; Islamist movements; and contemporary war and violence. He has written for and served on the editorial board of Middle East Report magazine (www.merip.org).

    The event is sponsored by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice and publicity co-sponsor Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace.

     Event Contact: Elizabeth Moore, Rachel Corrie Foundation 360-754-3998


  • Shuruq - Olympia Arab Festival

    Olympia Arab Fest Shuruq II

    By trial | 06/24/2014

    Coming October 4, 2014. See event announcement. Save the date and get involved!


  • Corrie family and legal team 2012. Courtesy the Rachel Corrie Foundation

    Israeli Supreme Court Decision Anticipated in Coming Months to Year in Corrie Case

    By trial | 05/22/2014

    See trial page for related information.

    Members of the Corrie family attended oral appeal arguments before the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem on May 21, 2014, in the family’s wrongful death lawsuit against the Government of Israel for the Israeli military’s 2003 killing of Rachel Corrie in Rafah, Gaza. Appeal arguments filed by the family attempt to overturn a 2012 lower court verdict. A final decision from the Israeli Supreme Court is not anticipated for months to a year and will be rendered in writing.

    News of the decision will be posted to the Rachel Corrie Foundation’s website, Twitter, and Facebook pages as soon as it is available.



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