The 575-page Goldstone Report, a report on war crimes by the Israeli government and Hamas during the January Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip, has been formally endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in a 25-6 vote.
The report will now be referred to the United Nations Security Council, where assuming it is even brought up for a vote it will almost certainly be vetoed by the United States, which has repeatedly and vociferously parroted Israeli objections to the report.
Israel has insisted that the report, penned by a group of experts led by South African Judge Richard Goldstone, is biased despite the fact that it faults both Israel and Hamas over the massive civilian toll. Israeli officials have also insisted that Goldstone, who is Jewish, is an “anti-Semite” for issuing a report so critical of Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who cited the report frequently in a screed condemning the United Nations last month on the assembly floor, has warned the rest of the world that it had better reject the accusation of war crimes, because so many of them are involved in similar wars and might face similar charges if the precedent is set.
5 thoughts on “UN Rights Council Endorses Gaza War Report”
Basically human beings living in tunnels for most of their lives are more vicious than their Isreali masters who have the full military support of the US with assorted missiles, cluster bombs, helicopters etc. plus receiving a daily dose of $15 million dollars from the US to build villas, swimming pools as well as provide full health care to its citizens. Not to mention that killing 1400 Palestenians versus half a dozen Israelis is an un-acceptable ratio.
Given this scenario. The US can only do the decent , honorable, ethical and moral equivalent of ts avowed principal for the dignity of human kind (not like the bad, Chinese, Russians,and the rest of of the world's bad, bad people) and veto the Gaza report.
Americans can then with crocodile tears cry out ,,,WHY DO THEY HATE HATE US?
did you mean "vote in favor" of the Gaza report? vetoing it is what israel wants.
Well said OMOP! I saw another comment recently by "James" whoever he is. He said:-
"ISRAEL IS BAD NEWS AND EVERYBODY KNOWS IT. EVEN ISRAELIS. THE WHOLE SHOW THERE IS BASED ON THEFT & MURDER & DECEPTION. AND RUPERT MURDOCH CAN'T COVER THERE FOREVER".
The United States will do whatever Israel tells it to do.
What's with the "Goldstone Report Facts" ad? If I click on it will they get $? I better not.
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