The Goldstone report, the product of the UN Fact Finding
Mission on the Gaza Conflict, determined that Israel was guilty of war
crimes in Gaza. Back in October, the Israeli ambassador to the U.S.
was so incensed by it he wrote a blistering article
in response in the The New Republic. He and other commentators saw the report as an attack on Israel's legitimacy, with some even calling it anti-Semitic. On Monday, Judge Richard
Goldstone, who put the report
together, spoke out on the matter. Here's the breakdown of his address,
posted at the South African Zionist Federation
:WHY GOLDSTONE TOOK THE JOB
ON THE LACK OF COOPERATION FROM THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT
WHAT HE'D LIKE TO SEE THE GOVERNMENT DO
ON WHETHER THE REPORT 'DELEGITIMIZES' ISRAEL
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