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    • r cummings
    • 31.10.09 | 15:33 (IST)

    You are claiming in a nutshell that the UNHRC, and therefore the report, are biased, because there is a natural bias against Israel. The reality is that people, whether on the UNHRC or not, despise the bombing and killing of civilians by armies, whether in Guernica, Srebenica or Gaza. There can be few who were not appalled by Israeli actions in Cast Lead, particularly as the inconvenient details of civilian deaths emerged. Instead of saying 'biased', what about saying extremely disappointed and repulsed by Israel's conduct? You know, cause and effect. The Goldstone report looks pretty objective and fact-based and blames both sides. The major disparity in deaths - 1,400 on one side against 13 on the other - inevitably led to an in-depth examination of Israel's motives and methods. Israel had the chance to put forward evidence to disprove the allegations but failed to do so, so it could claim 'bias' from day one. It is just semantics that will be blown away in any court.

    from the article: Israel envoy: UN Human Rights Council betrayed its own values
    First published 18:37 30.10.09 | Last updated 15:12 31.10.09
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