Monday, April 11, 2011
Goldstone Report Invalid
I can't help noticing how this story has been spectacularly under reported over the last week. Richard Goldstone, the South African judge who led the UN investigation into alleged war crimes committed during Israels war with Hamas during December and January 2008-09, has announced that his report, which accused Israel of intentionally targeting innocent civilians should be nullified. Goldstone has declared that he would not stand by that particular accusation as a result of new information that has come to light following an internal Israeli investigation. This should be an even bigger story in light of the escalation in violence that we have seen in recent days. But surprisingly (or perhaps not) the media and the left are silent. I have very little time for anyone, on any side of the political spectrum who ignores information that does not sit well with them. The Israel bashers who are committed to blaming Israel for everything and deligitimizing it in every conceivable way are the worst offenders in this regard.