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  • Goldstone: Israel is not an ‘apartheid state’

    November 1, 2011 | 11:46 am

    Saying that Israel practices apartheid policies is “unfair and inaccurate slander,” Richard Goldstone wrote in an Op-Ed for The New York Times.

    The use of apartheid to describe Israel is “calculated to retard rather than advance peace negotiations,” Goldstone, who led the United...

  • Letters to the Editor: Peace, United Nations, Dancing Rabbis, Goldstone Report

    April 20, 2011 | 5:06 pm

    Israelis, Palestinians and Peace

    Congratulations, David Suissa, you finally proposed a peace plan that makes sense to me (“Bibi Needs a Plan, Fast,” April 15). Yes, Netanyahu should offer the Palestinians a peace plan that is essentially the Clinton Parameters. The Clinton...

  • Goldstone committee members stand by report

    April 14, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Three members of the United Nations fact-finding mission on the Gaza war say they stand by the report.

    Calls to retract the Goldstone report disregard the rights of the victims, the international law experts said in a statement published Thursday in the British newspaper the...

  • Goldstone committee members stand by report

    April 14, 2011 | 9:07 am

    Three members of the United Nations fact-finding mission on the Gaza war say they stand by the report.

    Calls to retract the Goldstone report disregard the rights of the victims, the international law experts said in a statement published Thursday in the British newspaper the...

  • Letters to the Editor: Ashot Egiazaryan, Richard Goldstone and Jay Sanderson

    April 12, 2011 | 8:28 am

    Ethnic Armenian Denies Anti-Semitism Charge

    Peter Zalmayev (“Hiding in Beverly Hills,” March 9) suggests I am a racist bigot. Yet he does not present a shred of evidence to support this inflammatory rhetoric for the simple reason that there is none.

    For the record, I condemn...

  • Congressional initiatives targeting Goldstone report

    April 11, 2011 | 11:19 am

    Legislation calling on the United Nations to rescind the Goldstone report is circulating in both houses of Congress.

    A Senate resolution, introduced April 8 by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and James Risch (R-Idaho), calls on the U.N. Human Rights Council to “reflect the...

  • UN chief to Peres: I will not retract the Goldstone Report

    April 8, 2011 | 2:56 pm

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told President Shimon Peres in a meeting in New York on Friday that the UN would not be retracting the Goldstone Report, despite its author’s renouncement of some of the report’s claims.

    The Goldstone report was sponsored by the UN,...

  • Rice: Goldstone report should simply ‘disappear’

    April 7, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, says the Goldstone report is probably beyond fixing and should simply disappear.

    Rice, speaking to a hearing Thursday of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, was reacting to congressional calls on Richard...

  • Prodded by Danon, U.S. lawyers set to sue Goldstone

    April 7, 2011 | 10:06 am

    A group of American Jewish lawyers is set to file a civil lawsuit against Richard Goldstone initiated by Israeli lawmaker Danny Danon.

    The class action suit against the author of the Goldstone Report, a United Nations document about Israel’s conduct during the monthlong Gaza war in...

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

    April 6, 2011 | 4:03 pm

    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...

  • Goldstone says he will not retract report

    April 6, 2011 | 12:27 pm

    South African Judge Richard Goldstone said he will not seek to quash his report to the United Nations on Israel’s conduct during the Gaza war, despite his retraction of a key finding.

    Goldstone told the Associated Press that reports that he told Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai...

  • Against complacency: The lesson of Goldstone

    April 5, 2011 | 7:23 pm

    Richard Goldstone’s reconsideration of the controversial fact-finding report on the Gaza war of 2008-09 is the latest Rorschach test for the Jewish community. It has elicited a wide range of reactions, from ecstatic claims of exoneration to lingering bitterness at the report’s...

  • Goldstone’s retraction should be a watershed moment

    April 5, 2011 | 7:21 pm

    Better late than never, but not much better. How else can one respond to the belated retraction by Judge Richard Goldstone of the key allegations in the outrageous report he authored into Israel’s Operation Cast Lead against Hamas terrorists in Gaza in December 2008 and January...

  • Now that Goldstone has changed his mind, what’s next?

    April 5, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    What happens now with the Goldstone Report may well be up to Goldstone.

    Richard Goldstone’s April 2 Op-Ed in the Washington Post disavowing his earlier assumption that Israel had committed war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity during the 2009 Gaza war has left pro-Israel...

  • Voices needed to spread the truth

    April 5, 2011 | 3:22 pm

    With Richard Goldstone himself admitting that the infamous Goldstone Report was critically flawed, this is the best opportunity we have had in two years to bring to light the misconceptions of Operation Cast Lead.

    In his April 2 Op-Ed in The Washington Post titled “Reconsidering...

  • NY Times: We turned down a different version of Goldstone retraction

    April 5, 2011 | 10:51 am

    The New York Times has denied rumors that it refused to print an opinion piece authored by jurist Richard Goldstone in which he retracted some of the statements made in his UN Human Rights Council report on the war between Israel and Gaza in 2008-2009, political columnist Ben Smith...

  • U.N. Human Rights Council: Goldstone Report stands

    April 5, 2011 | 10:10 am

    The United Nations Human Rights Council said it will continue to use the Goldstone Report as written, despite its author’s retraction of a key finding.

    Council spokesman Cedric Sapey told the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot on Monday that the Op-Ed written by Richard Goldstone...

  • After bombshell Op-Ed, questions for Richard Goldstone and Israel

    April 5, 2011 | 8:33 am

    Richard Goldstone’s original U.N. report on the Gaza war of 2008-09 landed like a bombshell in the PR war over Israel, damaging Israel’s reputation around the world with its finding that Israel potentially committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during its three-week war...

  • Dear Mr. Goldstone: Six months until Kol Nidre

    By David Suissa

    April 4, 2011 | 6:34 pm

    Dear Mr. Goldstone:

    You really screwed up. You screwed up so badly that Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic says you contributed, more than any other individual, to the delegitimization and demonization of the Jewish state.

    The deliberate killing of innocent civilians is the...

  • Goldstone would have to request that U.N. dump report

    April 4, 2011 | 11:57 am

    Richard Goldstone would have to ask the United Nations on behalf of his committee to rescind its report on Israel’s actions during the 2009 Gaza war to set such an action in motion, a U.N. spokesman said.

    The U.N. Human Rights Council, which commissioned the report, has not received...

  • Israel launching drive to void Goldstone Report

    April 3, 2011 | 11:17 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would launch an international campaign to cancel the Goldstone Report after its author, ex-South African Judge Richard Goldstone, wrote in an Op-Ed in the Washington Post that Israel did not intentionally target civilians as a policy...

  • Goldstone will attend grandson’s bar mitzvah

    April 26, 2010 | 8:51 am

    Richard Goldstone will attend his grandson’s upcoming bar mitzvah in South Africa, following an agreement with local Jewish groups.

    The South African Jewish Board of Deputies brokered a deal between Goldstone and community organizations angry with Goldstone for his authorship of a...

  • Goldstone barred from grandson’s bar mitzvah

    April 15, 2010 | 8:43 am

    {redirect="world/article/goldstone_barred_from_grandsons_bar_mitzvah_20100415/"} South African judge Richard Goldstone is being barred from attending his grandson’s bar mitzvah. Following negotiations between the South African Zionist Federation and the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol in...