Friday, April 03, 2009

UN Human Rights Council Seeks to indict Israel of War Crimes

Places a Jew as investigating judge to avoid criticism of antisemitism.

They could nominate whoever they wish - they can't hide; their actions are transparently biased , antisemitic and anti-Israel. The nomination states a clearly restricted mandate - investigate only Arab victimhood claims, ignore Israel's. He claims it's otherwise.

An honorable man would refuse to even be mentioned as collaborating with that depraved council.

UN names Jewish judge to lead Gaza war crimes investigation
The United Nations on Friday appointed a widely respected South African judge who is a trustee of Hebrew University to lead a high-level mission to investigate alleged war crimes committed by Israel in the Gaza Strip during Operation Cast Lead.

Israel refused to say if it would cooperate.

Richard Goldstone, the former UN chief prosecutor for war crimes in Yugoslavia and Rwanda, was named to head the investigation ordered by the Human Rights Council in January.

According to the mandate, the investigation should focus on Palestinian victims of the three-week operation against Hamas earlier this year.

But Goldstone, a Jewish former judge of the South African constitutional court, said his team would investigate "all violations of international humanitarian law" before, during and after the conflict that ended Jan. 18.

"It's in the interest of the victims. It brings acknowledgment of what happened to them. It can assist the healing process," he told reporters in Geneva. "I would hope it's in the interests of all the political actors, too."

Martin Uhomoibhi, the council president, explained the apparent contradiction by saying the mission always intended to evaluate the proportionality of Israel's response, which requires that acts of both warring parties be examined.

"I am confident that the mission will be in a position to assess in an independent and impartial manner all human rights and humanitarian law violations committed in the context of the (Gaza) conflict," he said in a statement.


This committee is instructed not to seek out the truth but to single out Israel for alleged crimes," said Yigal Palmor, spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry. He called the 47-nation body "discredited" and said it has no "practically credibility at all."

Goldstone said he was "shocked, as a Jew," to be invited to head the mission.

"It adds an additional dimension," said Gladstone, who is on the board of governors at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. "I've taken a deep interest in what happens in Israel. I'm associated with organizations that have worked in Israel. And I believe I can approach the daunting task that I have accepted in an evenhanded and impartial manner."

Well - I'm shocked that a Jew would cooperate with these Nazis! (not really, not anymore)

1 comment:

  1. At least Israel is willing to stand on her own.

    With Obama in the White House, Israel shouldn't be counting on US support now. The US and Europe have let the Israelis provide defense of western civilization by themselves for far too long.