April 13, 2011

Humiliation of Goldstone reaches US Congress again

From Ha'aretz but with links added by me:
The controversy over Richard Goldstone's Washington Post opinion piece has reached the floor of the United States Congress, with new legislation calling on the United Nations to rescind the Goldstone Report on the 2009 Gaza war....

Goldstone's report on Israel's 2009 war with Gaza angered many with its accusation that Israel had committed war crimes and intentionally targeted civilians. In a recent op-ed piece for the Washington Post, the judge wrote that Israel had investigated many of the allegations brought forth by the report, while Hamas had not done the same.

"If I had known then what I know now, the Goldstone Report would have been a different document," Goldstone wrote.

This is not the first time the Goldstone report has come up in the U.S. congress. In 2009, the House passed a resolution calling on the president and secretary of state to ignore the report.
Did they ignore it? If so, have they read it now that Goldstone has jumped through hoops to distance himself from it? If not, how can they call for the rescission of something they haven't read? Only in America....

The more I think about Goldstone, and I think about it/him a lot, the more it all reminds me of the Dreyfus case.  Dreyfus was falsely accused of treason, apparently because he was Jewish.  Goldstone too has been accused of treason because he is Jewish.  The fact that it was antisemites accusing Dreyfus and zionists accusing Goldstone is yet another example of the close relationship between antisemitism and zionism.


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