Mr. Herzog, the world isn't really looking at the statements of Israeli leaders. They're looking more closely at the action on the ground and the Goldstone commission was set up precisely because of perceived atrocities on the ground. Israeli leaders routinely make blatantly racist and bellicose statements, so I don't think this time was any different. It just so happened that the UN and many others finally got fed up and took some action of their own. I only hope this time around Israeli leaders will finally get the message that they can no longer act with total impunity and there will be consequences to such crimes.
- 6:49 PM
from the article: Herzog: Israeli leaders' remarks led to Goldstone war crime accusations