Goldstone Tied to Anti-Israeli Organizations

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For those who insist the Goldstone Report on Operation Cast Lead is an objective report card of Israel’s actions, it has been learned the honorable judge, Richard Goldstone, has ties with a number of organizations known for their anti-Israeli publications.

Yisrael HaYom reports it has been learned that six months before the UN tapped him to head the investigation into the Israeli offensive; he signed a document decrying the Israeli atrocities in Gaza. The report called to investigate the assault against civilians on both sides. Goldstone’s true feelings are evident in a report released by the Im Tirtzu (If You Will It) Organization.

It has been learned that Goldstone was a member of the International Center for Transitional Justice, an organization accusing Israel of serious human rights violations. Regarding Cast Lead, the organization quotes Goldstone as questioning “How can Jews act this way?” in actuality, Goldstone is a member of the organization’s board of directors as is stated clearly on the website (http://www.ictj.org/en/about/directors/index.html).

YWN-Israel found Goldstone linked to a number of anti-Israeli organizations, including Physicians for Human Rights organization, once again, he is a member of the board of directors (http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/about/board_bios/richard-goldstone.html). This organization does not require an introduction, on the forefront of anti-Israel accusations long before Cast Lead, always portraying Israel as the cause of Arab pain and suffering.

NGO Monitor (http://www.ngo-monitor.org/index.php) has also kept a watchful eye on Goldstone, reporting he is affiliated with Amnesty International. Goldstone’s other NGO links include serving as the chair of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) and Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), and advisory boards of Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) and Brandeis University’s International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life.

In November 2009, NGO Watch reported;

**Goldstone is the chair of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR).

**IHRJ’s Middle East Project to “establish a ‘shared history’ that will acknowledge a set of accepted historical facts” is being conducted in partnership with a Palestinian NGO, the Arab Thought Forum (ATF).

**The ATF’s narrative consists of demonizing language: “The Palestinian Holocaust is unsurpassed in history…the ugliest crime of modern times.”

**ATF employs terms such as “apartheid,” “ethnic cleansing,” “genocide,” and “collective punishment,” while promoting the boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign.

“Judge Goldstone’s role in this process, as with his connections to Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, reinforces the criticism of his report on the Gaza conflict”, NGO Monitor concludes.

It would appear from the information gathered regarding Justice Goldstone’s impartiality, from a UN Human Rights organization perspective, they definitely appointed the right man for the job, apparently setting out on his fact-finding mission of mercy armed with his anti-Israel ideology.

Adding to the Goldstone chutzpah was his daughter Nicole, who spoke of her dad’s pain in September ’09 (http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/article.php?s=goldstone%27s+daughter). She spoke of her father’s love for his People and Israel, and how he did everything possible to present a report as favorable for Israel as possible.

It would appear that the Goldstone Report was already written in Goldstone’s mind before he and his team landed in Gaza. The true fact-finding report, the one ordered by IDF Judge Advocate General Brig.-Gen. Avichai Mandelblitt (http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/article.php?p=46591), shows without a doubt that the honorable human rights watchdog is nothing but another anti-Israel activist with a suit and tie.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)




11 COMMENTS

  1. Hey, is he the lobbyist that I always see on the corner of K Street in Washington, D.C. schnorring for handouts with a tin cup as he raises money for J Street?

  2. This is ridiculous. Judge Goldstone has impeccable credentials in South Africa, is a major member of the Jewish community and is known as a devoted Zionist!! He simply seems to have fallen into a cesspool because no criticism of the State of Israel is permitted. It is the only country on Earth whose ideology narcissistically denies that it does anything wrong. Ask Alan Dershowitz!

  3. #2 what about america (unless you’re talking about the previous administration, btw israel disciplined two soldiers or doing something wrong so i dont know where you got that statement from

  4. #2, alan dershowitz is a knowlegeable, qualified observer, a lawyer, etc and even before this he came to the conclusion that jg was despicable.
    what is your expertise defending this “oyhav yisrael” i would watch out, oy larasha voy lshcaybo

  5. ISRAEL AND JEWS DONT HAVE THE LUXURY OF SELF CRITISISM!!! when we do it it leads to murder plain and simple. anyone else can critisize themselves no problem. dont you all get it?!
    same with abe foxmans evaluation: you cannot joke about jews, you cannot make any type of comment at all because unlike everyone else IT LEADS TO MASS MURDER thoughout entire history… ok.
    IT IS DIFFERENT FOR US. no, there is no self critisism for israel or jews, other than privately. thats just how it is as a result not a cause of antisemitism.
    JUST ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH IS A THOUSAND TIMES MORE GUILTY OF EVERYTHING THAN THE DECIMATED, RAPED, ROBBED, MURDERED JEWISH PEOPLE SO PLEASE START YOUR CRITICISM WITH THEM!

  6. goodyiddel, how would you know who has impeccable credentials concerning the State of Israel? You yourself deny the existence of U.N. Resolution #121 but rather like to define Israel as a rogue state. Do us all a favor, gay ling in drert. SHUKRAN! ASSALLAM!

  7. nothingg in comment #8, is 100% correct.

    And it is not even a matter of trying to cover up for Jews who do wrong.
    It’s more like everytime a Jew sneezes, the nazilibs all scream how it’s a “Zionist plot”.

    “That sneeze” they say “was a signal to the Jewish agents infiltrating the worlds governments”, or some such insanity.

    And those who are so quick to find Jews always guilty no matter what, will always turn a blind eye to the true evils, done by non Jews.

    I have seen many antisemites say things like lying that Israel use White Phosphorous to target people with as a weapon instead of just lighting up a nightime battlefield.

    They wring their hands at the “atrocities” of
    these supposedly ‘targeted’ Arabs.
    Then the same ones say something like “nuke Israel” which of course would kill millions of the Arabs, they were just pretending to care so much about.

  8. #2, If Goldstone has “impeccable credentials” in the SA Jewish community, then there is something very wrong with that entire community. If that is a “devoted Zionist”, then what do you call an antisemite?

    Israel HASN’T done anything wrong to the Arabs. That is why it is wrong to claim that it has. The bottom line is that if Israel had behaved as this piece of dreck would like it to, the result, the INEVITABLE result, would be more dead Jews, and Goldstone knows this, and so do you. He just doesn’t care, and nor do you. He WANTS more dead Jews, and so do you. He would rather see more dead Jews than more dead Arabs. That makes him and you indistinguishable from any Nazi.

    As a Jew, he has a DUTY OF LOYALTY to the Jewish nation, and he has breached that duty. He has no right to be “impartial” between us and our enemies, and he certainly has no right to take our enemies’ side. That makes him a traitor, and a traitor’s penalty is death. Therefore #6 is right.