... in his South African apartheid rulings he aimed primarily at reconciliation and less at retribution... ... in his Gaza rulings he seems to neglect reconciliation entirely, in favor of retribution (eg. sending Israeli officers to an internaional court)... ... it is precisely this failing that riles Obama, who above all believes in striving for peace and dialog, no matter how arduous... ... Obama has the far greater challenge: bringing two ingrained 'idealistic refuseniks', Israel and the Palestinians, to the negotiatiating table... ... Goldstone had no such constraint...
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Prominent Egyptian human rights lawyers arrested at Cairo airport (AP)
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