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Goldstone's gall
NY Post ^ | April 06, 2011 | Edtorial

Posted on 04/06/2011 3:34:22 AM PDT by Scanian

How ironic that Richard Goldstone's retraction of his libelous report alleging Israeli "war crimes" -- commissioned by the UN Human Rights Council -- came just two days after the Obama administration announced it would seek re-election to that same body.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Goldstone's stunning admission, in a Washington Post oped, that -- contrary to his report's conclusion -- Israel did not intentionally target civilians during the 2008 war in Gaza.

But Netanyahu is being way too charitable.

After all, Goldstone is merely acknowledging what was apparent to nearly any reasonable and objective observer. That it took him this long to realize the truth is shameful, not praiseworthy.

As Jeffrey Goldberg writes in The Atlantic: "It is somewhat difficult to retract a blood libel once it has been broadcast across the world."

And once it has been used, not just by the United Nations but by Israel-haters everywhere to demonize the Jewish state.

Goldstone, of course, made sure to blame Israel for not cooperating with his sham investigation, suggesting that his report "would have been a different document" otherwise.

But Israel recognized a kangaroo court when it was hauled into one -- and, anyway, Jerusalem's evidence was available, even if not submitted formally.

Amazingly, Goldstone only now acknowledges what he should have admitted at the outset: The Human Rights Council's "history of bias against Israel cannot be doubted."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bias; civiliantargets; gaza; humanrights; warcrimes

1 posted on 04/06/2011 3:34:27 AM PDT by Scanian
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2 posted on 04/06/2011 5:31:57 AM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: Scanian

He missed his grandson’s Bar Mitzvah. Can’t take that back.

3 posted on 04/06/2011 7:39:52 AM PDT by dervish (there are no US interests in Libya)
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To: dervish

What a momser. A plague on him.

4 posted on 04/06/2011 7:44:57 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

An Op-ed piece in a newspaper is not the same as a UN resolution, but a Bazooka Joe comic strip is.

Fat man and one of Bazooka Joe’s gang (don’t recall which), riding on bus.

Fat man: Young man, why don’t you stand up so one of these young ladies can have a seat?

BJ gang boy: Why don’t you stand up so they both can have a seat?

Both young ladies laugh. Fat man looks flustered.

5 posted on 04/06/2011 1:51:11 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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