If this doesn't make you puke, you are missing a chip. The US is pressuring Israel to plead guilty to something it did not do, to "build confidence" with the jihadis in Gaza.
Got that? It sort of echoes Ahmadinejad's regime raping prisoners to "get a confession".
Al-Reuters writes up this terrible coercion as only a jihad loving news org can.
The UN is a tool of the Organization of Islamic Conference. What good have they done? The Goldstone report is a blood libel against the Jews. I would not dignify it with a response. It's vile, all of it.
WHERE IS GILAD SHALIT? What happened to the terms of resolution 1701? Meaningless. Every condition, every promise made to Israel is flushed, like so much toilet paper.
Michael Posner, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, said that Hamas leaders also had a responsibility to investigate crimes and to end what he called its targeting of civilians and use of Palestinian civilians as human shields in the strip.
The U.N. Human Rights Council was holding a one-day debate on a recent report by Richard Goldstone, a South African jurist and former U.N. war crimes prosecutor.
His panel found the Israeli army and Palestinian militants committed war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity during their December-January war. Israel did not cooperate with the U.N. inquiry and has rejected the report as biased.
"We encourage Israel to utilise appropriate domestic (judicial) review and meaningful accountability mechanisms to investigate and follow-up on credible allegations," Posner said in a speech to the Geneva forum.
"If undertaken properly and fairly, these reviews can serve as important confidence-building measures that will support the larger essential objective which is a shared quest for justice and lasting peace," he said.
UPDATE: Eye on the UN: The Goldstone Mission: The UN Blood Libel
Joint statement delivered by Anne Bayefsky on behalf of The TouroInstitute on Human Rights and the Holocaust, and the Hudson Institute
The Goldstone mission will go down in history as the 21st century’s equivalent to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion – a notorious work of fiction which spun a conspiratorial web of deceit and distortion that has fueled hatred of Jews ever since.
At its core, the Goldstone report repeats the ancient blood libel against the Jewish people – the allegation of bloodthirsty Jews intent on butchering the innocent. Or as the Goldstone mission casts this abomination for a modern audience: Israel “deliberately…terrorize[d] a civilian population;” Israeli “violence against civilians w[as] part of a deliberate policy.” (paras. 1211, 1690)
With this report the UN has come full circle. Rising from the Jewish ashes of crimes against humanity, it now purports to render the Jewish people’s exercise of the right of self-defence as itself a crime against humanity.
Like all vehicles of hate it relies on many cogs in the wheel. Terrorists whose ambition is to annihilate the Jewish people. States which invented an instrument to affect that end by political means when armed attack repeatedly failed. And the lawyers whose prejudices and predispositions meant that they willingly carried out orders,
…by writing a report disguised as a human rights document that never mentions the racist genocidal intent of the enemy which Israel finally confronted after years of restraint,
…by inventing laws of war which never mention the “right of self-defence”,
…by relying on testimonies from witnesses under circumstances – in its own words – that gave rise to “a fear of reprisals” should they have dared to tell the truth. (para 438)
In this so-called interactive dialogue, there is, therefore, only one question to put to you, Richard. How does it feel to have used your Jewishness to jeopardize the safety and security of the people Israel and to find yourself in the company of human rights abusers everywhere?