In the face of allegations that it used live ammunition on unarmed protesters, and following inconsistent statements from soldiers, Israeli Defense Forces have launched an investigation into the shooting deaths of two Palestinian teenagers.
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.
As first lady, Hillary Clinton was the darling of Palestinians and Arabs when late in Bill Clinton's term she uttered the hot button word "Palestine." Since then she has flip-flopped depending on the political winds.
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.