Goldstone report

Goldstone attacks drive to 'demonise, isolate' Israel

November 3, 2011

The judge who presided over the inquiry into Operation Cast Lead but then retracted part of his findings has criticised those who accuse Israel of being an apartheid state.

South African judge Richard Goldstone said that the claim that Israel pursued "apartheid" policies was a "particularly pernicious and enduring canard" and one that, when employed, did "a disservice to all who hope for justic

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Judge Goldstone: 'false and malicious ' to call Israel apartheid state

By Jennifer Lipman, November 1, 2011

The judge who presided over the inquiry into Operation Cast Lead but then retracted part of his findings has criticised those who accuse Israel of being an apartheid state.

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Goldstone's colleagues turn on him

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 21, 2011

Three members of the panel that investigated Operation Cast Lead in Gaza two years ago have published a joint statement accusing the chairman of the group, Richard Goldstone, of "misrepresenting the facts" following his retraction of the report.

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Attacked by single-view mobs

By Jonathan Freedland, April 18, 2011

Can you walk and chew gum at the same time?

Can you do - or think - two things at once? I only ask because I am beginning to wonder if it's a rarer feat than I'd realised.

Here is what I have in mind. Last week, I wrote a column in the Guardian about the Goldstone affair, triggered by the semi-retraction that the South African judge had delivered a few days earlier.

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Senate calls on UN to rescind Goldstone report

By Jennifer Lipman, April 15, 2011

The US Senate has agreed unanimously to a resolution calling on the United Nations to rescind the Goldstone report into Operation Cast Lead following comments by the author discrediting parts of it.

Two weeks ago Judge Richard Goldstone admitted in the Washington Post that the report had wrongly accused Israel of indiscriminately targeting civilians.

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Goldstone colleagues attack 'unjustified' report reversal

By Jennifer Lipman, April 14, 2011

Judge Richard Goldstone's recent comments challenging the key findings of his report into Operation Cast Lead have been described by three other members of the probe as unjustified and an attempt to "misrepresent" the original document.

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Goldstone refuses to have report cancelled

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 14, 2011

Although the Israeli government is trying to cancel the Goldstone Report on Operation Cast Lead, the Foreign Ministry believes that the chances are nil and Judge Richard Goldstone himself, despite his retraction of part of the report's conclusion, has also said he will not co-operate in the efforts to have it cancelled.

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When did a news report last change your mind?

By Jennifer Lipman, April 14, 2011

As Shakespeare never wrote, what's in a tweet? Truth, analysis, reasoned argument? Or merely speculation and rushed judgment?

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US lawyers to sue Goldstone over Gaza report reversal

By Jennifer Lipman, April 7, 2011

A group of US lawyers has announced plans to sue Judge Richard Goldstone following his acknowledgment that Israel had not intentionally targeted civilians during Operation Cast Lead, nearly two years after he reported to the contrary.

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Commentators give a mixed reaction

By Jennifer Lipman, April 7, 2011

Judge Goldstone's mea culpa has met with contrasting reactions.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Just Journalism director Michael Weiss noted that the recantation was akin to Karl Marx declaring that capitalism is "where it's at".

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