A number of loyal Goldblog readers have asked me why I haven't commented on the U.N. report that found Israel guilty of various war crimes. The reason is simple: The U.N. is hopelessly biased against Israel; the mandate of Goldstone, the chief of the hanging party, was to find Israel guilty (yes, he's Jewish, but so what? There are all kinds of Jews, including this guy); the report does not differentiate between offensive action and defensive action, and so on. Why this report, from an organization that has Saudi Arabia and Cuba on its Human Rights Council, should be taken seriously is beyond me. I'd much sooner read Human Rights Watch reports on Israel, even the ones written by a Nazi-memorabilia-collecting-fetishist.
Do I have to say that I don't support everything Israel did in Gaza? Yes, I suppose so. I don't support everything Israel did in Gaza (starting with pulling out of Gaza, but that's another story). Shooting isn't always the smartest response to provocation, and shooting wildly certainly isn't, as I wrote here. What I object to is scapegoating. It's been with us for a while as a phenomenon, and we hoped that after the Holocaust, it would subside, but it's apparently an undying disease.