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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 14.10.09 | 14:55 (IST)

    Pure propaganda, pure and simple. Barak is implicated in the report as a war criminal and his travel plans would be curtailed if action is taken against the perpetrators of war crimes. But observe: 1. Nothiing in the report condemns Israel for taking defensive actions against qatyushas being fired into civilian area. 2. Hamas, teremed a terror organisation, is implicated of war crimes in the report, so how does it strengthen terrorism or terror organisations? 3. As with every other report or investigation, Israel refused to cooperate in the report nor did it set up its own investigative body to report on the findings. It just expects the US, EU and their representatives to take Israel's explnation of events as the truth and be done with it. If it does not it threatens and refers to anti-semitism, its exploits the Holocaust or plays on the "war on terror" in order to avoid the issues at hand. This time, hopefully, they will not get away with it.

    from the article: Israel urges world: Reject Goldstone report on Gaza
    First published 14:15 14.10.09 | Last updated 17:05 14.10.09
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