"The Israeli message is that the Goldstone report threatens those countries because it makes the war on terror very difficult, and therefore efforts must be made to prevent it from being brought before the International Criminal Court in The Hague." No, it simply makes it more difficult for Israel to do this again to the Gazans. The argument seems to rest on a logical fallacy i.e. that if the veto-wielders on the UNSC *don't* wield their veto then they will lose their right to veto any future accusations made against THEM. Err, no, there is no "use it or lose it" provision in the UN Charter, nor a "fair use" provision. Those powers can sit on their hands in THIS situation and still be safe in the knowledge that the same CAN'T be done to them. Look, if Israel wants this vetoed then it will have to pay a cost, because this report DOES apportion blame to both Israel AND "the terrorists". It fulfills the Negroponte Doctrine, and so a US veto is *not* a given.
Australian police arrest 5 over shooting 'linked to terrorism' (Reuters)
from the article: Israel seeks Obama backing on Gaza probe