"Only after Maj. Gen. Giora Eiland and UN envoy Terje Roed Larsen intervened was the committee called off." Amazing, isn't it, that Oren makes no attempt to explain WHY Larsen intervened..... One look at the time line tells you why, because it's abandonment was announced on the very day that Sharon lifted the IDF siege of Arafat's compound in Ramallah. Get it? Terje Roed Larsen called off the inquiry because Sharon was holding Arafat's life hostage i.e. if Larsen hadn'd called off that enquiry then those Palestinians were going to be killed. Is Israel going to play that game again, is it? So whose head is Netanyahu going to point a gun at?
International investigators to probe several cases of Syria chemical attacks (AP)
from the article: UN Gaza report / Will U.S. now let Goldstone into Afghanistan?