Having thought more about this, I believe that the real conflict is between the two perceptions:
1. Israel is a legitimate Jewish national state, which has the right to exist and defend itself against all threats internal and external.
2. Israel is illegitimate state, that has no right to exist as a Jewish national state, and therefor those who work to weaken, and ultimately defeat it are right, and the Israeli who try to maintain their Jewish state, are wrong.
Perhaps I have not formulated it very well, as I am not a writer, but I hope that the point is very clear: What is most needed is the in depth discussion of
the justness, legitimacy and the need for existence of the Jewish state.
To me it is entirely clear that once a position is taken in the above discussion, then the perception of every action is seen through this lens: People who believe that existence of Israel is both legitimate, moral and just, will see Corrie as assisting terrorist. On the other hand people who see Israel as illegitimate, immoral, and unjust, will see Corrie as a hero, a martyr and Israel as a criminal bully.
This is all to predictable, and not resolvable on this level. Of course we can vent our indignation, but this is not going to change anything.
Hence I’d be most interested in arguments for and against the morality, legitimacy, and justness of the existence a Jewish state, or Jewish National Home in “Palestine”/ “Land of Israel”