I never ceases to surprise the way Israel finds ever more cruel ways to keep the Palestinians on their "diet". I wonder if some zio bureaucrat counted the calories in each olive.
Anyway, Israel's isn't happy with the report:
Well we expect that sort of thing from the lobby, especially Dershowitz but here's where the article gets interesting.
Ok, we're not quite at the most interesting bit yet:
The zios have done well here. Goldstone's past is an issue. That's the interesting bit. But just because it is an issue, doesn't suddenly make it the issue.
And not only that there is yet another issue here:
Israel has shot itself in the foot badly here. It was not just another trader with the apartheid regime, it was a strategic and ideological ally. Goldstone's role in the apartheid era was reprehensible but that doesn't mean that he can't write accurate and damning reports of far more reprehensible conduct. And Israel is not the ideological gatekeeper of the Jews.
Well done, Gary Younge!