Much of the damage caused by the Goldstone Report has come from two sources. Israel's refusal to take part, thus denying much exculpatory or mitigating evidence being the first. The second being the belief that a media blitz of smearing Goldstone and the report would destroy him and his work. It is beginning to sink in that israel has badly harmed itself by such asinine behavior. Major (res) Herzog will no doubt be deemed an anti-Semite by some, but he clearly is not. His advice for israeli politicians should be noted. Many things were said by many politicians before and during Cast Lead which have haunted Israel. As have comments about Goldstone and the report. I wonder if our VP, Joe Biden, contracted his spasmodic and impulsive noise hole flapping during a visit to Israel. It is bad enough when a politician inserts his foot in his mouth. But when he inserts his nation's foot in his mouth he has done damage.
Shaffir to Herzog: Opposition failed to show leadership in political battles against PM (Haaretz)
from the article: Herzog: Israeli leaders' remarks led to Goldstone war crime accusations