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Goldstone Report

Justice Goldstone and the Jews

Tony Judt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tony Judt

We Jews should be very proud of Richard Goldstone. It would be hard to fictionalize a more convincing biography for an engaged and ethically uncompromising jurist.

Goldstone Criticizes UN Council on Human Rights

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

The author of the infamous Goldstone Report is now trying to distance himself from the way in which the report is being used to single out Israel for condemnation.

Goldstone: Discussed, but Not Read

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

Now that the report has been voted out of the Human Rights Council and forwarded to the Security Council, the gamesmanship continues. That it is back center stage is a good thing.

Aristotle Negotiates the Middle East

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mitchell Cohen

Can we learn something from Aristotle about Israeli-Palestinian arguments? Who can persuade whom of what?

Israel's Looming War in Gaza: Can Obama Stop It Before It Starts?

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

If last year's brutal fighting is any indication - and there is every reason to believe that it is - a full-on drive to prevent the looming Israel-Hamas confrontation should be a top tier priority for President Obama.

Last Straw for the Palestinian "Authority"?

Saree Makdisi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saree Makdisi

This is the direction in which all Palestinians must throw themselves: the creation of one democratic and secular state in which Palestinians and Israelis can live equally in a just and lasting peace.

On Israel, Congress Tolerates Abuse

Fred Abrahams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Abrahams

When Washington turns a blind eye on violations by Israel, it gives abusive governments and their supporters a way to deflect criticisms of their unlawful conduct.

Dems in House to Pass Resolution Defending Gaza War

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Some of the very House members who denounce the Iraq war, the Afghanistan war and God knows how many other US military actions (often rightly) go mute when it comes to Israel.

Netanyahu on Goldstone: "Looking Into" Doing the Right Thing, for the Wrong Reasons

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

We certainly do not want Israel to take its moral cues from Hamas, nor use that organization's abuses as excuses for inaction.

Richard Goldstone: Why I Investigated Israel's Conduct in Gaza

RealClearWorld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Five weeks after the release of the Report of the Fact Finding Mission on Gaza, there has been no attempt by any of its critics to come to grips with ...

Goldstone, Israel's Frankenstein Monster

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

I put off reading the Goldstone report the same way I put off scheduling a colonoscopy. I now realize it was for many of the same reasons. You know it's going to be tremendously uncomfortable, you don't want to know what they're going to find, and the consequences could be life-threatening.

The Goldstone Report: Killing the Messenger

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

On October 1, the Obama administration successfully pressured the Palestinian delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva to drop its proposal to recommend that the UN Security Council endorse the findings of the Goldstone Commission report.

No Safe Haven for Suspected War Criminals

Daniel Machover | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Machover

Personal attacks on Justice Richard Goldstone and his colleagues are a distraction from a proper analysis of their report's contents and from the clear need to build upon and act on its recommendations.

Gaza, Iranian Rockets and J Street

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

Even the most apolitical tourist in Israel cannot escape noticing the contrast between a visible show of opulence there and an inner bitterness and doubt about the possibility of peace.

It Will Take More Than a Wall To Silence Us

Jamal Juma' | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Juma'

If President Obama is to live up to his Nobel, then he should insist that trapping Palestine's emerging Gandhis and Mandelas behind walls is incompatible with a peaceful and just future.

Goldstone's Report -- Israel's Missed Opportunity

Hadas Ziv | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hadas Ziv

We are so intoxicated with victimhood, manipulated by our leaders, that we let it ruin our lives, blind our eyes to the evils that we commit, to the possibilities for peace that we miss.

UN Human Wrongs Council

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Today's vote in the mistakenly-named UN Human Rights Council provided a window into those 25 member states who could not distinguish between a democratic state and a terrorist entity.

The Vichy Government of Palestine

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Palestinians from all wakes of life have been stunned and disappointed by Abbas, who withdrew support for a vote in the U.N. Human Rights Council to have the Goldstone report sent to the General Assembly.

Selling Out in Congress

Adam Shapiro | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Adam Shapiro

My old friend Tom Perriello, I am afraid, has become like so many of his colleagues, a mere tool of a hard-right AIPAC agenda that has no business dictating American policy, as it did with the Goldstone resolution.

Obama Gets Good Grades at the United Nations

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Obama has compiled an extraordinary list of accomplishments already at the UN. Let's begin with his decision to appoint a new ambassador, Susan Rice, who actually believes in the UN.

Dispatch from J Street

Antony Loewenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Antony Loewenstein

J Street must decide what it wants to be -- a wide tent that allows all Jewish opinions on Israel or an orthodoxy that pushes only conventional platitudes -- but the Palestinians don't have time to wait.

Benjamin Netanyahu On Iranian Threat: "The Issue Is Not The Security Of Israel But Of The World"

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEWSWEEK's Lally Weymouth spoke to Netanyahu in Jerusalem last week. Excerpts: WEYMOUTH: What did you think of the Goldstone report? NETANYAHU: I tho...

Former Israeli PM Olmert Shouted Down at University of Chicago (Video)

Ali Abunimah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ali Abunimah

Recording and photography were officially banned at Olmert's request, but we had a camera anyway as protester after protester rose to make a statement before police forced them to leave.

Goldstone Backs Away From Report: The Two Faces of an International Poseur

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

With so much of the civilized world condemning the his report, Richard Goldstone seems to be backing away from the report's conclusions -- at least when he speaks to his Jewish audiences.

The Muffled Screams of Gaza

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

In the Egyptian government's recent decision to seal the few "tunnels of life" for the people of Gaza, the Palestinian people were abandoned at their most vulnerable point in time.