Rachel: An American Conscience

2009 ,    »  -   21 Comments
Ratings: 8.44/10 from 25 users.

Rachel: An American ConscienceI’ve been here for about a month and half now and this is definitely the most difficult situation that I have ever seen. In the time that I have been here, children have been shot and killed. On the 30th of January, the Israeli military bulldozed the two largest water wells, destroying over half of Rafah’s water supply. Ever few days, if not everyday, houses are demolished here.. so I feel like what I am witnessing here is a very systematic destruction of peoples’ ability to survive and that is incredibly horrifying.

Yahya Barakat, who teaches at Al-Quds University, told The Washington Report that he began work on the documentary the instant he learned that Corrie had been crushed to death by an Israeli-driven Caterpillar bulldozer.

This documentary offers rare footage of Rachel talking to a camera and describing Israeli human rights violations against a Palestinian civilian population. The film opens with grim images of dinosaur-like Caterpillar bulldozers turning urban Rafah into a garbage pile of destroyed buildings. It continues with interviews of Rachel's fellow International Solidarity Movement volunteers, and concludes with comments from her parents

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21 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Rob

    when I watch this I remember[yes I am that old]the attack by Israel, using bombs and torpedos,napalm and including machine-gunning life-boats in the water,on the USS Liberty,on 8 June 1967 in international waters,resulting in the deaths of 34 US servicemen and wounding of 170 others-that is 2/3 of the crew-the US response was to TWICE recall US fighters sent to aid their comrades.In the aftermath of this deliberate,murderous attack by Israel[with whom Obama declares the US has "an unbreakable bond"] was threats to the survivors that if they talked about this outrageous incident they would face courts-martial OR WORSE! Don't hold your breath waiting for "justice" for Rachel.

  2. Nataniel
  3. Nataniel

    that music. needs to go.

  4. Jon
  5. Jon

    Rob's comment on the USS Liberty: I read about that and it is a WAR CRIME against the USA and our leaders have been cowards just like the ZIONISTS. The Israelis must be so proud to have such control over helpless civilians... I guess they need to feel like big strong men, perhaps this shows the Zionists true nature.

  6. Jon
  7. Jon

    there is a documentary on the Israeli crime against the US on this site. Titled "USS Liberty:Dead in the Water" Bottom line Israel is unworthy of our support. They act with impunity. This is profoundly upsetting to me and should be to every American.

  8. Simon
  9. Simon

    The USS Liberty were spying on both Israel and Egypt, and from a couple of things I've read about this subject Israel feared that they would over hear that Israel were going to kill the Egyptian prisoners of war.

  10. Cory
  11. Cory

    I dont know why people allow such sick acts to go on in this century. The poor children, They are killing them. What did they do. Why do these Israelis continue to act as terrorists and ruin familys its disgusting. They have no hearts for other people.

  12. Lary9
  13. Lary9

    Israel has several new generations of "God's chosen people" jackbooting around in silly desert army hats. This latest generation, like many young people, is behaving badly... like every other insulated tribal group of fanatical youths with a criminal sense of religiously endowed entitlement.

    Just think of Israeli youth as hordes of medieval, Mongol barbarians in absurd military garb, deluded by religious missionary zeal but armed with modern weapons --- and you've got it. [Except that on the other side is another equally fanatical group... equally certain that God is backing their 'play'.]

  14. Guest
  15. Guest

    Understanding what jews are about, you're a liar.


  16. Guest
  17. Guest

    Since you appear to a be an american, you should know that through the APAC, you do not have that freedom of speech.
    Or any other civil rights by now in that "Land of the Free" Hoas.


  18. Guest
  19. Guest

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    Subsidized by all USA citizens taxes through their Gov. & APAC protecting the Justive and security...


  20. Winston Smith
  21. Winston Smith

    For the same reason the Arabs do - Religion. You think if this was just a land dispute it wouldnt have been settled decades ago? Look at Northern Ireland. Same type of pattern but Israel with it's 200 nuclear warheads is the most extreme case possible.

    Religion is tribalism plain and simple. You see some Christians are also hardcore supporters of Israel. Even though of course they were burning the jews in the name of Jesus when they controlled state power not that long ago. They burned many many witches too for hundreds of years only to find out there are no witches. Religion has always brought out the best and the worst in man. So what does that tell you?

    "Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires. A personal god is nothing more than an exalted father-figure: desire for such a deity sprang from infantile yearnings for a powerful, protective father, for justice and fairness and for life to go on forever. God is simply a projection of these desires, feared and worshiped by human beings out of an abiding sense of helplessness. Religion belonged to the infancy of the human race; it had been a necessary stage in the transition from childhood to maturity. It had promoted ethical values which were essential to society. Now that humanity had come of age, however, it should be left behind." -Sigmund Freud

    This doesnt mean that we should not be spiritual. Being spiritual means exploring yourself. It describes the level you engage with the world around you and within you. Its about being, awareness and contemplation because if God is anywhere, s/he is within.
    Not what we see here in Israel on either side.

    'None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  22. Tony Malone
  23. Tony Malone

    I just saw a documentary where many military age jews are in prison ,going to prison because they are refusing to serve in the military. These great young people are standing up to their evil govt why can't we see this for what it is. A few elite criminals running the world because we keep playing their game.

  24. Guest
  25. Guest

    @Tony Malone,

    Funny as well! I was lurking on another docu website, puter froze, rebooted and simply seen that there was a documentary on PBS about the eviction of jewish families (Settlers) from the Gaza Bank.
    Then jumped back on my puter to go get that docu.
    Because the subscripts goes too fast, too often.
    I'll go their website & see if they made it public for a litle time.

    Although, it seemed to date a little...
    Anyhow, I wanted to ask what was the name of that docu you mentioned? Any description to track it down?

    Thank in advance,



    I believe they were giving notion to it being a white flag operation to get the russians involved. Meaning it was orchestrated by both sides. Of course that falls under conspiracy though.

  28. S de Vere
  29. S de Vere

    These s*upid Israel/Jew-haters will always side with the anti-Western dictatorships, the evil Muslim religions and the haters of freedom. They are unbelievably ignorant and willing to believe the worst of the democracies, whilst blind to the evil of democracy's foes

  30. S de Vere
  31. S de Vere

    The Marxist ISM have their Horst Wessel.

  32. Emily
  33. Emily

    Why do these foreigners feel the need to endanger their lives in conflicts that have absolutely nothing to do with them? I have sympathy for the Palestinians whose land was taken, and for Israelis who are living with the threat of rockets and suicide bombings. I don't have any sympathy for outsiders putting themselves in the line of fire on purpose.

  34. Darlene Buckingham
  35. Darlene Buckingham

    The audio has been muted for copyright reasons. How about that the truth is being supressed!

  36. Mike
  37. Mike

    You'll understand that not everything is "Me, me, me" when you grow up.

  38. Mike
  39. Mike

    I dare you to lose your "unbelievably ignorance" and watch just how the Jewish terrorists drove out over 500,000 Arabs out of Palestine, destroying over 200 villages and murdering thousands ...

    www dot youtube dot com/watch?v=Sjuv2HWNbT4

  40. Mike
  41. Mike

    They were illegally occupying the Gaza bank. Israel , to give more IDF to control the West Bank withdrew the illegal settlers and imprisoned the Gazan people by blocking the borders.

    Here, see what those poor Jewish people did to the Palestinians when Israel was given to them

    www dot youtube dot com/watch?v=Sjuv2HWNbT4

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