Goldstone Report

Who Will Watch the Watchers II

November 19, 2009

Since I posted my first installment of Who Will Watch the Watchers, Richard Landes over at The Augean Stables has very ably pursued the same focus on Human Rights Watch, and more deeply too, emphasizing two issues: the resistance to criticism and the increasing role of postcolonial ideology in driving the agenda, not just of […]

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The Refusal

November 6, 2009

Goldstone Last night, former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Dore Gold debated Judge Richard Goldstone on the subject of Goldstone’s UNHRC report. Gold declared at the outset: “Let me begin by being very direct. The UN Gaza report is the most serious and vicious indictment of the State of Israel bearing the seal of […]

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The “Commission” Rules

November 5, 2009

The other day, in consideration of its vote to endorse the Goldstone Mission Report, I did a casual analysis of the character of the United Nations Human Rights Council. I measured the  current members against their recorded votes on the infamous United Nations Resolution 3379, which declared that “Zionism [Jewish nationalism] is a form of […]

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The Legal and Intellectual Fraud of the Goldstone Report

November 4, 2009

As I argued earlier, the Goldstone Report will be a turning point in the manner of U.N. Resolution 3379, which in 1975 declared Zionism to be a form of racism, and which was repealed sixteen years later. It will reveal, as it continues to be analyzed, the demopathy* of the primary political forces behind it, […]

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Rep. Howard Berman Responds to Goldstone on H. Res. 867

November 3, 2009

Below is the response that Rep. Howard Berman, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and South Asia, and Rep. Gary Ackerman, Chair of the Subcommitte on the Middle East, released yesterday in response to Richard Goldstone’s written objections to specifics in H. Res. 867, to be debated today in the House of Representatives. Berman […]

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Israel: A Turning Point

October 28, 2009

When the infamous 1975 United Nations resolution 3379 declared that “Zionism is a form of racism,” 25 nations sponsored the resolution and an additional 47 voted for it. Thirty-two nations abstained from the voted. Only 36 countries voted against it. It was not until 1991 that the resolution was revoked. Certainly, many nations had experienced […]

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