All, Goldstone has a long career with the UN. He thought that if he changed the mandate of the investigation, he could get Israel to cooperate. All of his investigators (with the exception of himself) have a long history of constant condemnation of Israel. Hardly, a good start. Goldstone agreed to investigate 36 examples. Since Israel would not cooperate, Goldstone used Hamas' list. Not surprisingly, he condemned 35 of the 36 instances. No example of Hamas use of mosques for arms depots, schools as missile launching sites, denial of civilians to use bomb shelters reserved for Hamas officials, and killing of civilian political opponents under cover of the war were considered. Nevertheless, he still declared Hamas war criminals despite being denied access to Sderot and Ashkelon. I think the UN has to go a long way to treat Israel as a full member of the UN. I also think that Israel should take the out Goldstone provided and investigate itself.
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from the article: Goldstone to Haaretz: U.S. does not have to protect Israel blindly