According to Nicole Goldstone, whose father headed the United Nation’s Goldstone Committee probing Operation Cast Lead, her father is a genuine Zionist and he loves Israel, stating his position on the committee resulted in a more favorable report than would have emerged otherwise.
Nicole, who lives in Toronto, spoke with Galei Tzahal (Army Radio), explaining she spoke with her father in depth before he accepted his assignment, and she stated while it may be hard for some to believe, his accepting the post to head the commission was the best for all involved, including Israel. She insists he is an honest person and only wishes to uncover the truth.
She explained that if her father would have realized the results of the report in advance, he would not have accepted the position, stating she is aware there are some extremely harsh segments, having read hundreds of pages herself. She told Army Radio that her dad questioned if he is still welcome for Rosh Hashanah after the release of the report, with Nicole explaining she is hosting her parents for the holiday.
She reaffirmed her love and respect for her father, stressing she is not angry with him, and that is remains a loyal Zionist, adding she lived in Israel for six months and the Jewish state remains high on her list of importance, always in her heart.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)