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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Incredibly naive?

If Richard Goldstone's daughter is correct about what he believed the results of his report would be, he is incredibly naive for a man with his accomplishments.
Speaking from Toronto, where she now lives, Nicole told Army Radio she had many conversations with her father when he was asked to head the UN inquiry into the Gaza conflict.

"I know better than anyone else that he thought however hard it was to accept it, he was doing the best thing for everyone, including Israel," she said. "He is honest, tells things how he sees them and wants to uncover the truth."

Nicole, who said she had read the first 300 and last 10 pages of the report, conceded that it contained some "very harsh" allegations against Israel.


"I know that if he thought what he did would not somehow be for the sake of peace for everyone in Israel or that it would have hindered such efforts, he would not have accepted the job," she said.

Nicole insisted that the fact the report also accused the Palestinians of crimes against humanity showed that her father tried to be balanced.

"I am not angry with him, I love him and respect him," she concluded. "He is a Zionist. My dad loves Israel and it wasn't easy for him to see and hear what happened. I think he heard and saw things he didn't expect to see and hear, and I am one-hundred-percent sure he did it [conducted the investigation] in the hope that the Israelis would come to cooperate, and he wanted to help find a long-term solution for the state of Israel."

Nicole, who lived in Israel for six months, said that the country "is the most important thing in my life, my heart is there…I love Israel more than my family and friends and anything else."
Good grief! How could anyone have believed this? (Actually, my guess is that if - God forbid - Ehud Olmert were still Prime Minister, our government probably would have cooperated, but that would only have made matters worse).


At 7:31 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

He is a not a Zionist because he invests his time in activities designed to destroy the Zionist dream.

At 7:45 PM, Blogger Chrysler 300M said...

what do we call that Goldstein ? A useful alibi jew-idiot for the haters and killers

At 7:47 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I wonder if Goldstone is being used as a fig leaf to cover for a completely partisan attack on Israel under the aegis of CHR.

Put a zionist on the committee so you can't claim its anti-Israel, even though it is obvious the text is completely unrecoverably biased ...

Now why would anyone do that ...

And did my government have a hand in engineering this travesty?

At 9:38 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

If she really thinks her father is a Zionist, she has loose screws in her head! No true Zionist would work on behalf of Israel's enemies to injure the Jewish State. Yet Richard Goldstone accepted just such an assignment. And if his daughter Nicole has convinced herself otherwise, then her naiveté knows no bounds.

At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

goldstone being on the commission doesnt prove that he is anti zionist or a self hating jew

his op ed in the ny times does

i wouldnt expect his daughter to condemn him


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