By UKMediaWatch staff.
You can normally tell something about a play by the audience it attracts and last night British Jews leafleting outside the Young Vic’s revival of anti-Israel polemic My Name Is Rachel Corrie (jointly written by Katherine Viner, Editor-in-Chief at the Guardian) received an earful as one British Jewish activist, we are informed, was told to “take off that Star of bloody David”.
We are also informed that the same person asked the activist “Why do you sob about the Holocaust?”
Here is footage that, we are informed, was taken immediately subsequent to those exchanges. As you can see in this 65 second clip a woman is profusely apologising to the young British Jewish man “for saying that”. “That” presumably being the negative reference to the young man’s Star of David.
She explains “I lost it, ok?” having seemed to become upset because of the leaflet (see above) she had been handed describing the lies told in My Name Is Rachel Corrie.
She then says to the young British Jewish man “You’re wearing a good thing, but doing bad things.”
Then an Israeli woman asks her “Why did you say ‘Why do you sob about the Holocaust?'” to which the woman seems to respond:
“I said you should not be killing people because it’s also what happened in the Holocaust.”
It seems My Name Is Rachel Corrie is not so much a dog-whistle as a foghorn to those who might harbour anti-Semitic sentiments.