Demonization of Goldstone is alienating Israel, not Goldstone - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • binny
    • 04.12.09 | 20:05 (IST)

    The Israeli right-wing has drank their own kool-aid, and actually believes their own relentless demonization of Goldstone. The political tactic was to attack the individual in order to defend against the report. Within Israel that has worked. Everyone has been snow-jobbed into believing that the report can be ignored because of these non-stop attacks upon Goldstone himself. Israel thinks they have alienated Goldstone through these personal attacks. But outside of Israel, this simply is not true. Goldstone remains a distinguished and honored jurist. No din of noise coming from little Israel is going to change that reality outside of Israel. Instead, what is happening is that Israel is alienating ISRAEL by continuing to attack Goldstone. Israel is on the path to complete and utter isolation in this world. When Israel's self-isolation campaign sinks Israel, don't come crying to anyone else. You are doing it to yourselves.

    from the article: Goldstone wins human rights award from Sweden NGOs
    First published 04:27 04.12.09 | Last updated 18:21 04.12.09
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