It appears the United Nations General Assembly will comply with an Arab League request and open the forum to discuss the Goldstone Report, which accuses Israel of war crimes resulting from Operation Cast Lead. The GA discussion is set for the first week of November.
The good news is the General Assembly has not real authority to do anything other than to discuss the one-sided UN documents, which conveniently ignores over seven years of Hamas rocket attacks into southern Israeli population centers.
Back in Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak remain opposed to calls to establish an internal commission to probe the IDF’s actions during the counter-terrorism offensive, explaining the IDF has probed incidents and all concerned are confident that the military has once again proven the IDF remains the most moral army in the world.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)