Judge Goldstone Disavows His Anti-Israel UN Report…

…But Accepts No Guild for the Slander

Jeff Dunetz
NewReal Blog

The Goldstone Report was named for Judge Richard Goldstone who led the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) inquiry into Operation Cast Lead.

Goldstone’s report to the HRC concluded there was a deliberate policy by Israel to target civilians. It claimed to have found evidence of potential war crimes and “possibly crimes against humanity” by the Jewish State.

In a spectacular reversal [Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and war crimes], this past Friday Goldstone published a mea culpa in the Washington Post. He no longer believes that Israel deliberately targeted civilians, and now believes Hamas was the war criminal.

“We know a lot more today about what happened in the Gaza war of 2008-09 than we did when I chaired the fact-finding mission appointed by the U.N. Human Rights Council that produced what has come to be known as the Goldstone Report. If I had known then what I know now, the Goldstone Report would have been a different document.

Sorry Judge, when first published it should have been a different document…

The article continues at NewsReal Blog.

From British columnist Melanie Phillips, Richard Goldstone recants. What price the Israel witch-hunt now?

…like all previous blood libels against the Jews, the poison this one has injected into the global bloodstream has no antidote. The damage is done – and no amount of self-serving recantations by Richard Goldstone will undo the terrible harm he has done.

Update: Krauthammer blasts Goldstone retraction: Ranks with the 19th century ‘blood libel’ against Jews with video, at The Daily Caller

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