The expectedly scathing report by Richard Goldstone who "investigated" alleged "war crimes" by Israel in this past January's IDF "Cast Lead" operation, did not disappoint.
The investigation concluded that "Israel committed actions amounting to war crimes, possibly crimes against humanity."
The bottom line of the report is a recommendation that the UN Security Council require Israel to launch its own investigation into the conflict within three months. Otherwise, the investigators called on the Security Council to refer the matter for action by the International Criminal Court prosecutor within six months.
That means: IDF soldiers, commanders, and political leaders being convicted in The Hague.
Despite Israel being up-in-arms about the report, I'm rather happy it was so clearly biased.
Prior to the Disengagement, we were promised that Israel would be able to defend itself from any attack from Gaza -- with total world support.
The champions of the Oslo Accords promised us that the IDF would always be able to win a war against any Palestinian army.
Yes, we could win any war -- but the result would be international condemnation that would make the current Goldstone Manifesto look like a Dr. Seuss book.
Israeli Leaders would be keen to heed this warning. Any terror that would emanate from a future Palestinian entity; be it rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, the Ben-Gurion Airport, or even the Knesset in Jerusalem is under the protection of the world community.
If Israel's "Cast Lead" operation -- the most moral and just of self-defense retaliations possible -- against an Iranian-backed terror state like Hamas results in the Goldstone report, then Israel's retaliation against any terror attack from a West Bank quasi-Palestinian State would result is world condemnation never seen before.
While the world's antisemites rejoice in this biased trash of Richard Goldstone (obviously the Palestinian Authority praised the findings), Israelis need to realize that we do not have the world's support for self defense.
The more we Disengage, run away, and give away security assets and our homeland -- the faster our enemies gleefully plot the end of Israel.
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Right on the money! Thanks.
Right on the money.
Shana tova umevorechet.
Let Goldstone and his work be cursed and may the Almighty annul their evil designs and make an end of them!
The bias is so obvious and just b/c some idiot decides to "investigate" does not mean he examined the facts that he "should" have been looking at.
Keep in mind -- its irrelevant if Goldstone is a wackjob or not -- his report opens up a legal Pandora box against Israel.
From now on, Israel is simply forbidden from defending itself.
And it will only get worse. (Remember, it was SUPPOSED to have gotten better after the Disengagement)
Well, you guys have certainly convinced yourselves of your own innocence. You haven't convinced anybody else. If you think Israel can survive just fine on its own, while held in increasing contempt by the rest of the world, you're wrong. And the more you convince yourselves and fellow Israelis to ignore the opinions of the rest of the world (including the rest of the world's Jews), the more you are endangering Israel's survival.
I recommend that you start talking to some of American Jewry's liberal majority about how they view the killing of hundreds of Palestinian civilians during the invasion of Gaza, as a first step towards gaining some perspective on how the rest of the world sees things. Most Americans remain pro-Israel, but things are not moving in the right direction, and Israelis' increasing disdain for our views is a big part of that.
Ah yes, Matt. What's endangering Israel's survivors isn't Iranian proxies on our borders trying to kill us on a daily basis, but the fact that when we defend ourselves we ignore the opinion of wankers such as yourself. Great point. Next time, before going into Gaza to stop rocket attacks on our civilians we'll be sure to seek the approval of JStreet.
And we've managed to "convince outselves of our own innocence" because unlike wankers such as yourself we actually live here and see what is going on with our own eyes and not through the media. We are the ones who get to feel terror attacks on our flesh, and we are saddled with the responsibility of defending our citizens. But don't let that stop you from basking in your own sense of self-righteousness.
Creativemommyto3...You are clearly ill. I have always swayed towards the side of Israel until I read your reckless comments...If you think that Israel rules the world, you are a second cousin to Adolph Hitler (who himself was a jew)
This is a sensitive subject, and before you go running your mouth, you need to use your brain and think what you are saying....your only friend in the whole world is the United States...Are you so reckless as to try and alienate them as well? Confidence is a great thing when used wisely...Knowing when and how to use it, will certianly enhance its effectiveness...The world is NOT Israel's for the taking. Before you afford yourself the luxury of claiming this...you should first remember who your friends and enemies are, and hope with a humble heart that history is not allowed to repeat itself...
Hey Anonymous - u totally missed Creativemommyto3's point which is that Hashem (G-d) rules the world - not Israel (like u construe) you dummy.
Anyway my point of posting is:
1. 10 years of missiles (which Goldstone says ARE war crimes) and nothing said by the UN and all those humainty protecting NGO's. 1 act to defend itself by Israel and a 600 page report!!!!
2. If rockets fired at Israel are a war crime then any reaction taken by Israel is for Hamas account (freely elected representative of the people of Gaza)
3. No mention of the war crimes committed by Hamas causing death and/or damage resulting from 2ndry explosions from explosives stored in civilian infra-structures such as kindergatens, mosques, zoos etc.
4. No mention of the war crimes committed by Hams in the deaths resulting from POLITICAL ASSASINATIONS.
The report is clearly intended as LAWFARE against Israel and once again it is a self-hating Jew at the helm.
SO WELL SAID!!!!!
And to you who stated that Hitler was a Jew, please also state where you got this information, and what proof do you have of it.
I've done extensive research and reading about the Holocaust, and in 50 years, never came across this claim.
Israel will continue to defend its citizens, regardless of this report and that investigation.
After all, that is the main responsibility of a Government, to protect it's citizens.
some background on lamil please. your name sounds arabic, but your thoughts sound zionistic.
Lamil is "Jameel". My "name" sounds arabic because Jameel is an arabic name.
However, its only a pseudonym.
I'm rather Zionist -- and live in the hills of the Shomron
If Richard Goldstone cared about Israel whatsoever, he might have visited Sederot for the past 3 years, when civilians were ruthlessly bombed by Hamas on a daily basis.
Yet, when Sederot tried to present their position to Goldstone's commission of inquiry, Goldstone SLEPT through the entire presentation. His companions sat stoically through the presentation, and didn't ask a single question.
Read it all here.
Unfortunately, people would much rather see Israel get rocketed than defend itself.
Self defense? Let's see, 60 years ago there was no israel. All of a sudden a group of invaders move in to someone else's country and land and THEY defend themselves and now the invaders are crying self defense? Laughable. Bottom line here is judaism itself is a fabricated lie. Moses was a genocidal maniac same as israel today. And if judaism is little more than a fabrication of lies, why should anyone respect it or accept it? I can assure you in growing numbers we do not. Israel does not have the support of the world. You god is a lie and so to are your BS covenants. Read your own prophecies and know what your future is. From an American. I am not an anti-semite. I am anti-jewish because there is no such thing. I love semites as long as they do not adhere to the stupidity of fabricated thought identities like judaism and islam and chrisitianity. All lies. And this world would be better off without the lies. So get hip liars. If America collapses because of zionist bankers, you lose all your support and will be left on your own. Good luck!
Israel has existed for well over 3,000 years!!!!!! There are so many ancient proves of that!!!
Also, check out the demographics of Jerusalem from wikipedia
Please note that there has been a CONSISTENT JEWISH PRESENCE since 1471 at least!!!!
Also, there were massacres in 1920,1921,and 1929..
Also, lets not forget a mass aliyah in 1851!!!
Anybody who could put down the Torah and G-D has got something truly wrong with them. Sorry.
How in the world can someone say that there is no such thing as Judaism? You must be atheist b/c even Christians believe that Jews exist considering how Jesus himself was a Jew..
Anybody who could deny Judaism exists has got to have his head examined. Sorry.
Your historical narrative of history is so laughable, its sad. 60 years ago "a group of invaders moved in to someone else's country and land?"
What country is this exactly? Who ruled it, what currency did it have? Could you please name any of their leaders or presidents?
Who has been teaching you history?
Do you actually believe any of your lies?
Antisemites have no place on this comment thread.
(And we hope the US doesn't collapse, just like we don't hope for the collapse of any decent country)
Hey Mr. anonymous,
Please explain how the torah was the revelation of the Torah to Moses occurred in 1380 BCE and the Koran.. Islam holds that the Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad by the angel Jibrīl (Gabriel) over a period of approximately twenty-three years, beginning in 610 CE, when he was forty, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death.[
Note which one came first and that the Torah mentions the land of Israel constantly.. Try the Book of Genesis.. Exodus.. The prophets.. Also, please note that in the Torah the word Jerusalem is mentioned 700 times where it has no mention in the Koran AT ALL..
Also, it is known thatthe Dome of the Rock is on top of Solomons Temple =Solomon was a king of the JEWS!!
So please Sir have your head examined!
Matt, American Jews might have a liberal majority, but they are neither fools nor liars. A tiny, shrill, clearly biased, minority might say that "Israel killed hundreds of civilians in Gaza,", but even they are forced to shut up when the facts are revealed.
Why does the world still have nations and governmets based on holy books or religious dogmas.
I'm Welsh and can't imagine living in a constant state of war to preserve a druid belief system.
Very simple, if the Creator has the wisdom to create and run the world then it makes perfect sense to follow his rules. We might not understand the reasoning at times but we have to go on with the belief that the Creator who was wise enough to know how to create you and me,could manage the world.
What's not logical is the world telling a sovereign country what to do with THEIR land.. and listening to those Palestinians who are just bullies. They had their chance at statehood in 1947.. why in the world didnt' they take it then?? very simple, they couldn't stand the idea of the Jews having their own homeland..
Great post! The sooner the world gangs up on us, the sooner the Geulah!!
Mostly overlooked, Goldstone's report lays ground not so much for ICC prosecution but for reparation suits against Israel. We detailed many instances at http://samsonblinded.org/blog/goldstone-report-the-rebuttal.htm
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