I commend Daniel Levisohn’s insightful front page article (“Council votes against Olympia-Rafah sister city partnership,” April 27).
Glad to hear the motion was defeated by a vote of 4-2. Mayor Mark Foutch had it right when he stated Olympia would be viewed as taking sides in the Arab-Israeli conflict and voted against the proposal.
The Seattle Rep had it wrong to show the one-sided play My Name is Rachel Corrie without providing context. Rachel Corrie may have wanted to do something about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, she went about it the wrong way. There is a difference between idealism and placing oneself in harm’s way in a war zone.
Corrie and the International Solidarity Movement must share the blame for her tragic death. Both have engaged in anti-Israel and anti-American activities. Her death was determined an accident after investigation. Corrie was suicidal and no peace activist. She participated in the burning of the American flag. She was neither a martyr nor an innocent victim. Her decision to support the planners of suicide bombings speaks volumes.
Why has there not been a play about another Christian American 14-year-old girl from San Diego, blown up and killed with other students at the Hebrew University by a Palestinian terrorist suicide bomber? Hope some producer will make a play about that.