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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:26 PM
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US groups want Goldstone Report retracted
US groups want Goldstone Report retracted


American Congress members, Jewish organizations demand that UN cancel Gaza war report following Judge Goldstone's expression of regret. Alan Dershowitz: Jews must always accept those who repent back into the fold

Yitzhak Benhorin Published: 04.03.11, 08:32 / Israel News
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WASHINGTON Following the publication of an article in which Judge Richard Goldstone expressed regret over his report accusing Israel of committing war crimes during Operation Cast Lead, US Congress members and Jewish organizations have demanded that the UN retract the Goldstone report.

Florida Congressman Ted Deutch published a statement where he said that by Goldstone's own confession the committee's report was deeply flawed and that Goldstone acknowledges that the UN Human Rights Committee is prejudiced against Israel and so the must bring about the immediate retraction of the original report.



The American Jewish Committee published a statement calling on Goldstone to "present his updated conclusions to the UN Human Rights Council, as well as to the General Assembly, which endorsed the skewed report, and press for its rejection.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4051190,00.ht...
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:27 PM
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1. Alan Dershowitz: Jews must always accept those who repent back into the fold


I agree and am sure this will be a major theme in Shul's all over the world for Passover in 2 weeks time.
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:30 PM
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2. well if Goldstone does not comply and Israel winds up at the ICC
perhaps Dershowitz could be on the Israel's legal team, he does seem quite good at being a defense attorney
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:37 PM
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4. 'Israel winds up at the ICC'


Huh??

What for? What has Israel done wrong?

NOTHING !!!
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shira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:56 AM
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7. He hasn't come close to repenting yet. n/t
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:32 PM
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3. REP. ENGEL U.N MUST RETRACT THE GOLDSTONE REPORT
REP. ENGEL U.N MUST RETRACT THE GOLDSTONE REPORT
04/04/11
Washington, DC -- Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-17) issued the following statement after Richard Goldstone, the author of the flawed United Nations Goldstone Commission, recanted his opinion that Israel committed human rights abuses during the Gaza conflict in 2008-09.

I have believed all along that this report was a sham, and I said so publicly back in September 2009. As I said then, Israel took extraordinary steps in protecting its civilian population from rocket fire from Hamas terrorists who control Gaza. Israel took every reasonable step to avoid civilian casualties dropping leaflets, not striking with civilians present, phone calls warning civilians to leave unsafe areas. Israel has the right to defend its citizens, just as any other country would if bombed by terrorists.

http://engel.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=24§iontr...


(Eliot Lance Engel (born February 18, 1947) is the U.S. Representative for New York's 17th congressional district, serving since 1993. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He previously represented the 19th District from 1989 to 1993.)

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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:24 AM
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5. That report was right and honest.
It shouldn't be apologized for. I'm severely disappointed in the reaction of the apologists.

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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:23 AM
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8. Seems like the Author of the report himself disagrees with uou nt
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:50 AM
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9. Is Goldstone himself an apologist in your view?
What did you make of his comments?
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:51 AM
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10. I think that he's given up on trying to tell theunpopular truth.
The kind of responses that one gets in this forum if you don't follow the narrative should tell you why.

The people of Israel have no right to push the Palestinians off that land, no matter what religious or pseudo-historical reasons you come up with. It has been a brutal, outrageous 40-year occupation, and they should have compensated the Palestinians for their land, and either learned to live with them in peace, or given up the theft of land and resources.

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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:09 PM
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11. The Goldstone report is about the conflict in Gaza
There is no land there that Israel is pushing any Palestinians off of.

All Israeli settlements in Gaza were removed years ago.
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:35 PM
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12. Oh,yes, of course.......
Gaza has become a large, open-air prison without enough resources, jews only roads, constant air and navy presence (the navy presence constantly interrupting fishing), and polluted water. That's certainly better than the alternative,of course.
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:28 PM
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13. There are no "jews only roads" in Gaza - there are no Jews at all in Gaza
Not sure where you are getting your information from.
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:13 PM
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14. Look at the maps........you'll find those roads.
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 06:13 PM by PDJane
Between the farmers and their fields, between the gazans and the checkpoints, believe me, they're there.
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:41 PM
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15. No you won't - there are no checkpoints in Gaza
I think you may be confused or getting inaccurate information from somewhere.
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:21 AM
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6. 'Goldstone does not intend to retract UN report'
Goldstone, in an interview with the Associated Press, said that Yishai had called to thank him for his Washington Post op-ed piece, but that the two never discussed the actual report. Goldstone said that he had responded to Yishai's thanks, telling him his utmost concern was for "truth, justice, and human rights."

On Tuesday, AP reported that the interior minister had said that Goldstone, as a Jew understands well the story of the Jewish peoples suffering ... and it is very important for him to come and see this." Yishai added that Goldstone had made a promise to work towards an official retraction of the report.

Goldstone told the Associated Press that Yishai had invited him to Israel, and that he accepted the invitation but would not be able to come until July. He added that he ended his conversation with Yishai expressing his "love for Israel."

As for his report on the 2009 Gaza offensive, Goldstone reiterated that the "intentionality on the part of Israel" required review, and that "domestic investigation could lead to further reconsideration." The judge concluded, however, that no part of the report needed reconsideration at the present time.

http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=2153...
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