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Monday, October 26, 2009

Congress calls on Obama to quash Goldstone

Leading members of Congress in both parties have called upon the Obama administration to quash any further discussion of the Goldstone Commission report in any international forum.
A non-binding resolution introduced on Friday by Rep. Howard Berman (D-California), the chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Ileana Ross-Lehtinen (R-Florida), the committee's ranking Republican, "calls on the president and the secretary of state to strongly and unequivocally oppose any further consideration of the 'Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict' and any other measures stemming from this report in multilateral fora."

Also signing on as sponsors were the Middle East subcommittee's chairman and ranking member, Reps. Gary Ackerman (D-New York) and Dan Burton (R-Indiana).

The report alleges Israel and Hamas committed war crimes in last winter's Gaza war. The Obama administration has called the report flawed, but also says it raises allegations that deserve to be addressed by the parties to the conflict.

The administration is opposed to furthering the report in international committees but has stopped short of unequivocally blocking such consideration.


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At 2:05 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


I am aware of the problem with Google Chrome. It relates to the "Carnival of the Insanities" logo on the side of the blog.

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At 2:07 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its worth noting not one Western country endorsed Goldstone. Why then should Israel embrace it post facto? Even the American Congress is doing the opposite!


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