Spotlight: Goldstone Speaks Out on the Goldstone Report
"It would have been hypocritical for me to ... remain silent when it came to Israel simply because I am Jewish."
The Goldstone report, the product of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, determined that Israel was guilty of war crimes in Gaza. Back in October, the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. was so incensed by it he wrote a blistering article in response in the The New Republic. He and other commentators saw the report as an attack on Israel's legitimacy, with some even calling it anti-Semitic. On Monday, Judge Richard Goldstone, who put the report together, spoke out on the matter. Here's the breakdown of his address, posted at the South African Zionist Federation:
WHY GOLDSTONE TOOK THE JOB
ON THE LACK OF COOPERATION FROM THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT
WHAT HE'D LIKE TO SEE THE GOVERNMENT DO
ON WHETHER THE REPORT 'DELEGITIMIZES' ISRAEL