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    • John Strawson
    • 07.04.11 | 12:17 (IDT)

    All sides have attempted to recruit Goldstone for their purposes. Gideon Levy now makes the outlandish cliam that a short Op Ed in the Washington Post can lead to another war. In making this argument he rests his case on all sorts of assumptions about Goldstone and the Jewish community. But surely thisis more about Goldstone's relationship to the legal community? He is a leading internatonal criminal lawyer who has a committment to international justice and the rule of law. All he has said is that on the evidence now produced through many serious investigations one "finding" of his report, namely that Israel intentionally targeted civilians during the Gaza operation was inaccurate. Had Israel cooperated with his inquiry this evidence might well have been available earlier. He also pointed out that despite Israel's attitude to the report - which recommended legal investigations of its findings - Israel has in fact done much of what was required whereas Hamas has done nothing at all. Goldstone's honesty as a lawyer, not his identity as a Jew is what is at stake in this affair.

    from the article: Goldstone has paved the path for a second Gaza war
    First published 01:32 07.04.11 | Last updated 01:32 07.04.11
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