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.
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.
Both U.S. standing in the world as well as global efforts to protect and enforce human rights will be greatly undermined if documented war crimes committed by Israel and Palestinian armed groups continue to be ignored.