US Reps demand uncontrite UN retract discredited Goldstone Report
Thank the representatives who are taking action to right the serious wrong of the Goldstone Report.
Richard Goldstone admitted that the infamous UN report bearing his name was skewed against Israel from the start and wrongly accused the Jewish State of war crimes in Operation Cast Lead in Gaza. Last week Goldstone admitted, “If I had known then what I know now, the Goldstone Report would have been a different document.” It took two years for Goldstone to realize that an investigation which was being led by committee members who had publicly proclaimed Israel’s guilt before the inquiry started might be biased. And it recently dawned on this respected jurist that “asking Hamas [a terrorist organization committed to the destruction of Israel] to investigate [its targeting of civilians] may have been a mistaken enterprise.” What took him so long?
The Goldstone Commission, part of long series of biased, one-sided actions taken by the U.N. Human Rights Council, has caused irreparable harm to Israel and other democracies who need to defend themselves in asymmetrical warfare against terrorists hiding among civilians. The Goldstone Report set forth a vicious campaign to demonize, de-legitimize, boycott, and isolate Israel.
Now that its author has recanted, one would expect an apology from the UN. Not so fast. The United Nations may use the Goldstone Report as justification to officially recognize a Palestinian state, which could place Israel in the position of occupying lands belonging to a sovereign state and member of the United Nations.
Fortunately, members of the U.S. Congress, notably members of the Illinois delegation, are taking the lead on righting this grievous wrong.