Most of the posts on this topic today ignore that this article clearly states that Judge Goldstone was approached by Haaretz to respond to President Peres's (unbecoming) remarks about him to Brazilian President Lula da Silva yesterday. In other words, Judge Goldstone spoke not out of a desire to promote himself but because a reputed newspaper approached him. It is to his credit that despite Peres's provocation, Goldstone's response still did not attack Peres personally. That those who most wish to help Israel are perceived as those who most wish to hurt it is a reflection of Israel's increasingly warped sense of perspective. The most obvious symptom aside from spiraling fear-mongering and lashing-out is our current frenzied struggle to avoid (ultimately inevitable) self-scrutiny.
- 10:41 PM
from the article: Goldstone to Haaretz: U.S. does not have to protect Israel blindly