Israel Skeptical That UN Will Rescind Goldstone Report

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Published April 04, 2011.
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Foreign Ministry sources said Sunday that Israel will most probably be unable to bring about the cancellation of the damning Goldstone Report on its conduct during the Gaza war in 2008-09.

Following Judge Richard Goldstone’s op-ed in the Washington Post in which he voiced regret about blaming Israel for the intentional targeting of civilians in the report he authored on the Gaza war, Israeli leaders immediately called on the United Nations and international institutions to cancel the damning report.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded that the entire report be annulled and assigned National Security Adviser Ya’akov Amidror to set up a joint team of staff from the Foreign, Defense and Justice ministries with the task of formulating political and legal recommendations following Goldstone’s article. Netanyahu said that “we will try to undo some of the damage caused,” and that it was his goal “to see the report canceled.”

Read more at haaretz.com






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