The Goldstone Report: The UN Blood Libel

Goldstone's Recantation
The UN Continues ...

Ongoing Defense of the Goldstone Report

"Goldstone report: Statement issued by members of UN mission on Gaza war", Guardian, by Hina Jilani, Christine Chinkin and Desmond Travers, April 14, 2011

Members of the mission, signatories to this statement, find it necessary to dispel any impression that subsequent developments have rendered any part of the mission's report unsubstantiated, erroneous or inaccurate.

We concur in our view that there is no justification for any demand or expectation for reconsideration of the report as nothing of substance has appeared that would in any way change the context, findings or conclusions of that report with respect to any of the parties to the Gaza conflict. Indeed, there is no UN procedure or precedent to that effect.

The report of the fact-finding mission contains the conclusions made after diligent, independent and objective consideration of the information related to the events within our mandate, and careful assessment of its reliability and credibility. We firmly stand by these conclusions.

"EU Ambassador to Israel: Goldstone Report Still Stands ", Arutz Sheva, by Eve Harrow & Hezki Ezra, April 7, 2011

EU continues to defend the Goldstone report. Goldstone's statement that his report would not have said that Israel deliberately targetted Palestinian civilians - the central blood libel - labelled by EU just a "slightly different form."

"Gaza: the Stain Remains on Israel's War Record" Human Rights Watch, by Kenneth Roth, April 5, 2011

Human Rights Watch, which played an important role in encouraging the slanderous content of the Goldstone Report, refuses to back down in the face of Goldstone's recantation of his primary conclusion on Israeli policy and intent.

"United Nations Must Reject Israeli Campaign to Avoid Accountability for Gaza War Crimes, Says Amnesty International"Amnesty International, April 5, 2011

"UN urged to reject Israeli calls to retract Goldstone report"Amnesty International, April 7, 2011

Amnesty International, which has continually prodded the Human Rights Council to vitiate the right of self-determination of the Jewish people and the concomitant right of self-defense of the Jewish state, comes to the defense of the Goldstone report - regardless of the facts to the contrary.