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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

An unintended consequence of the Goldstone Report

National Review's Rich Lowry reports (Hat Tip: Soccer Dad):
A friend e-mails:
Tom Gross has a very thorough dispatch on reactions to the UN's Goldstone report that accuses Israel of "war crimes" and gives its enemies a pretext for bringing the country before the International Criminal Court. The dispatch is worth reading mainly for the critiques it includes of the very dubious methods employed by the report. But it raises another important point. Will the ICC accept the case? If it refuses, there will be an outcry among the vast stage army of NGOs, human rights groups, and international law professors who are the ICC's main constituency. But if it accepts, there could be a highly controversial prosecution of Israel playing out at exactly the moment when the Obama administration is trying to quietly edge the U.S. into the Court. And Goldstone sinking the ICC is a very delicious prospect.


At 7:29 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

In the Yom Kippur liturgy, it says among other things, that G-d will annul the designs of Israel's enemies and see to it they fail. The prospect of that happening delights me!

I do hope Goldstone gets hoist on its own petard.



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