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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

'Goldstone report is wrong' says... B'Tselem?

This calls for the flying pig.

The Israeli 'human rights' organization B'Tselem - maybe a step above 'Human Rights Watch' - says that the Goldstone Commission got it wrong.
The UN Human Rights Council and the Goldstone Report are either biased or mistaken in some of their fundamental accusations against Israel, according to B'tselem human rights group director Jessica Montell.

She said the council was wrong in its gravest accusations against Israel. These include the claim that Israel intentionally targeted the civilian population rather than Hamas, and the "weak, hesitant way that the report mentions Hamas's strategy of using civilians [in combat]."


"There's no question that the HRC, which mandated the Goldstone [fact-finding mission into the Gaza fighting], has an inappropriate, disproportionate fixation with Israel," she said.

She added that the council was "a political body made up of diplomats, not human rights experts, which means that the powerful states are never going to come under scrutiny the way the powerless will. So China, Russia and the US will never have commissions of inquiry, regardless of how their crimes rank relative to Israeli crimes."
Of course, B'Tselem says it's Israel's fault that the report was issued in the first place. If we had beaten ourselves first, no one else would have beaten us.

Read the whole thing.

For the record, JPost changed the headline of this story after I wrote this post. But here's a screen shot of the original headline:


At 7:01 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

What could have led Israel's most notorious leftist NGO to such a conclusion?

Its just stunning.



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