Israeli officials have never been ones to pay heed to the "record". There is a good reason for this. The record seldom favors their position. If pressed to name Israel's best friend, some would say America. It would be more precise to say the American congress. It would be more accurate to say that Israel's best friend is obfuscation. Obfuscation is the weapon that Israel has constantly on hand and they are as good as anyone and better than most in it's application. The Goldstone scenario is a textbook case in the application of obfuscation by Israel.
Zionist Union announces support for so-called anti-terrorism bill (Haaretz)
from the article: What exactly did Goldstone 'retract' from his report on Gaza?