5 thoughts on “Goldstone Defends Report Before Rabbis Group – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. I wonder how many of the 150 rabbis have actually read the report. The bias in it is so profound and counter-factual that I have my sincere doubts if Judge Goldstone himelf read it carefully. Take, as a simple example, the statement in para 179: “The assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by an Israeli extremist in 1995 dealt a lethal blow to the peace process.” There are indeed many people who believe this, but they’re all in particular and easily identifiable camp of observers of the Israeli-Palestinian confllict; it is also easy to find numerous factual problems with the statement. In any case, the issue isn’t relevant to the mission of the fact finders; it was only inserted as part of a clumsy attempt to frame the Gaza operation in an a-priori anti-Israeli narrative.

    Judge Goldstone signed on it. He owns it.

    1. In fact, I doubt YOU have read the rpt. There are actual elements in the rpt which can legitimately be criticized. But you haven’t found one. But arguing about whether Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination dealt the peace process a fatal blow or not is a silly point to use as your primary basis for arguing the Report is wrong. Can’t you do any better than that?

      And then writing an entire blog post because I didn’t get around to approving yr moderated comment is even sillier. But hey, knock yrself out.

  2. I indeed haven’t read the full report yet – I’m about half way through. It’s long, and I can only give it a limited amount of time each day, having better things to do in life.

    Still, once I complete the reading, and write up my thoughts, I’ll drop you a note and offer you the opportunity of commenting on the substance.

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