President Peres has again stepped out of his ceremonial role and rightly criticized the UN Goldstone report. All wars are cruel by their nature, but some sides are justified in self defence or of others or of civilization itself. In his quest for "fairness", Goldstone lost site of the forest he was so obsessed with the specific events. The disproportion of casualties, maybe 100 to 1, at the expense of the Palestinians was a measure of the Hamas tactic to hide and fire from amongst their own civilian and cynically point to the results. The origin, cause, and responsibility for the war lies totally with Hamas' rejectionist, violent, callous attempts to inflict casualities on Israelis at random, and invite a harsh response and use that for propaganda. Goldstone, sadly, is fulfilling their wishes.
Doctors Without Borders leaves northern Afghan city of Kunduz after airstrike destroys hospital (AP)
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