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Monday, April 04, 2011

Goldstone's epiphany

Since Dore Gold crushed him in a November 2009 debate at Brandeis, Richard Goldstone has refused to debate anyone regarding his infamous report. But three days before he published his Washington Post article recanting parts of his report, Goldstone sat in the audience at Stanford University at someone else's debate about his report.
Professor Abraham Bell and fellow academic Peter Berkowitz represented Israel in the debate, which took place on March 28, 2011, just days before Goldstone wrote his column in the Washington Post.


According to Bell, Goldstone insisted at the debate that all the investigations showed that, thus far, the facts were as they were reported. "Later on he apologized and said there may be people who would disagree with what he said, like Professor Bell" said Bell, quoting Goldstone.

Bell told Haaretz that, in his opinion, the whole experience of the last few months – where Goldstone has heard what many people have to say about him and his report – "caught up with him."

"He tried to claim that he did not make a mistake, but after that night – it seems to me – he understood that he could not claim such a thing and be taken seriously," said Bell.

"If [Goldstone] hadn't have sat there and people hadn't have confronted him at other events, he would not have done it," said Bell, referring to the column Goldstone wrote in the April 1 edition of the Washington Post, entitled 'Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and war crimes."

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At 11:16 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

It still means nothing.

All that responsible criticism, much of it done by yours truly, the Elder Of Tyzion and Richard Landes, was submitted to Goldstone over two years ago and he paid no attention to it.

What has changed since then?


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