Emily wasn't a know protestor. She is not associated with any protest groups like ISM (to the best of my knowledge). She was just an ordinary American Jewish kid who went out to Israel, having been brought up to believe that Israel was the the heart of soul of being Jewish, that Israel was under attack for reasons no one knows, by Arabs who hate it and want to see its inhabitants destroyed. When she got there she realised it is the Israeli military who are the ones to be feared, not the native population. Of course these 'fears' are similar to similar 'fears' of Black Africans in South Africa and Rhodesia.But she may not have been involved with Palestine solidarity groups but Emily instinctively appreciated the situation when she says that one state makes sense because Israel controls the whole area anyway.
And you get the measure of the Zionist sickness, because it is a sickness, that one of these anonymous contributors to a discussion list wished she had lost her other eye too. I also have some sick Zios who write wishing that I'd died or my family had in Auschwitz, all the while professing a belief in 'the Jewish people.'
Emily’s maiming came on the day that between 15 activists on the Mavi Marmara were murdered by Israel. (6 activists are deemed to have been ‘lost’ but after this time it is a reasonable assumption that Israel has managed to dispose of their bodies).
She regrets nothing, but realizes her life is forever changed.
Meanwhile, some American Jews have depicted her as yet another liberal, self-hating Jew. She has been subjected to rants posted on Internet forums and newspaper Web sites, Henochowicz said.
Asked about the flurry of negativity surrounding his daughter’s actions, Henochowicz’s father, Stuart, said he’s “proud of her” for standing up to what she deemed as Israeli injustice—though he certainly would have “preferred that she had slept in that day.”
The family is calling on Israeli police to launch an “open and transparent investigation” into the day’s events and has hired Israeli human rights attorney Michael Sfard to exert pressure on officials to act.
For her part, Emily Henochowicz isn’t dwelling much on the details of that day. She is focused now on the bigger picture, hoping that her injuries compel Israeli security forces to re-evaluate the use of tear gas during protests—even when employed to combat violence.
Henochowicz says she was motivated to act after witnessing a confrontation in Sheikh Jarrah, an Eastern Jerusalem neighborhood. A group of Chasidim had begun screaming prayers at Palestinian children, she recalled.