Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Goldstone Commission Gaza Conflict Findings and Reactions

by Stephen Lendman, Dissident Voice, September 21, 2009

On April 3, 2009, a UN press release stated:

The Human Rights Council (HRC) today announced the appointment of Richard J. Goldstone….to lead an independent (four-person) fact-finding mission to investigate international human rights and humanitarian law violations related to the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip…. The team will be supported by staff of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights…. Today’s appointment comes following the adoption of a resolution by the Human Rights Council… to address ‘the grave violations of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly due to the recent Israeli military attacks against the occupied Gaza Strip.

Established by the UN General Assembly on March 15, 2006, the HRC’s 47 member states are “responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe.”

As a former South African Constitutional Court justice, Goldstone is a respected jurist. He also served as chief prosecutor for the Yugoslavia and Rwanda tribunals and is a Hebrew University board member. As a Jew, he promised to be fair and even-handed, and “hope(s) that the findings… will make a meaningful contribution to the peace process… and will provide justice for the victims.”

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2 comments:

Danny said...

It is worth noting that 47 members of the UNHRC are predominantly Muslim states. Would you trust an independent inquiry by a body of 40-something Jewish members against a Muslim state?
See a review at http://samsonblinded.org/blog/goldstone-report-the-rebuttal.htm

Dr Nasir Khan said...

A hypothetical question, indeed! I am not going to comment on that. Why? I have no time for idle speculations.

However, the simple fact is there are many Muslim (perhaps Islamic may be the right term?) states but there is only one Zionist State of Israel. (Some powerful Islamic states like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan are under the thumb/boots of American power; the people of these countries have no independent voice.)

Do you know that Zionists control the greatest power on earth - the United States of America - and they also influence the rest of the western world? From this position, they make America and the West bow to the diktat of Zionist agenda in the Middle East and far beyond.

Lastly, I am sure you know about the presiding judge appointed by the United Nations to investigate the war crimes in Gaza. Mr Goldstone is a Jew and his daughter is a Zionist!