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Peres to ask UN chief to cancel Goldstone Report, sources say

The council has said it will continue to treat the report as a legitimate working document; Israel itself does not believe the UN will cancel the report, seeing it more likely that the General Assembly will adopt a new resolution concluding that an earlier resolution adopting the report is no longer valid.


April 6, 2011 | 4:03 pm

Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres

President Shimon Peres will ask United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to nullify Judge Richard Goldstone’s damning report on the Gaza war in light of the author’s expression of regret regarding some of his claims, sources told Haaretz on Wednesday.

Peres has held talks with a number of senior U.S. officials including President Barack Obama over the course of his visit, and is scheduled to meet with Ban on Friday.

In an op-ed for the Washington Post last week, Goldstone backtracking on his accusation that Israel had targeted during Operation Cast Lead two years ago.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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