We stand for the values of democracy, truth and justice. There is no reason for Congress, Israel or any other party to fear an honest judge like Richard Goldstone -- his report should be studied, not dismissed.
The right wing Israeli government is in bad shape right now. At least that's what a close look at the political arena reveals. The Palestinian leadership isn't looking too great right now, either though.
With the release of the Goldstone report, Israel has a choice. It can continue to shoot the messenger and bury its head in the sand, or it can initiate a genuine process of truth-telling and taking responsibility.
A coalition of activists has asked Hawaiian Governor Linda Lingle to withdraw her invitation to former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni to speak at Hawaii's International Women's Leadership Conference.
Twenty-six soldiers have now come forward to talk about their combat experiences in the Gaza War, and their testimonies are radically different from the official version given by Israel Defense Force spokesmen.