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  • WATCH: Play depicting Rachel Corrie causes controversy in Jerusalem

    My Name is Rachel Corrie, a play based on the diaries and emails of Rachel Corrie, is now showing in Jerusalem. The play tells the story of Corrie, a young American woman who traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada, who was crushed to death by a bulldozer as she was trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home. Although the play has received much praise, it has also caused a storm at the Khan Theater in Jerusalem. Jerusalem's Municipality even threatened to cut the Khan's budget should the play go on as planned, angering many actors.

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  • Jerusalem deputy mayor: Defund theater showing Rachel Corrie play

    Hatred for Rachel Corrie knows no limits, as a Jerusalem municipal official demonstrates by trying to ban a play about the 'Israel-hater tourist.' The director to +972 Magazine: 'He should see it before judging.'   Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem David Hadari, of Nafatli Bennet’s Jewish Home party, demanded that the city stop funding the Khan Theater because it is hosting a play about Rachel Corrie, Haaretz reported Sunday evening [Heb]. "My Name is Rachel Corrie” is a play that has been staged around the world and is now showing in Israel in Hebrew, directed by Ari Remez. It is based on the diaries…

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