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"The Goldstone Report and the debate in Israel," by Edward C. Corrigan

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According to The Jerusalem Post, "Defense officials said that one of Halamish's first tasks will be to ensure that the investigations advance swiftly. He will also coordinate with other government ministries regarding the information required to write a "counter-Goldstone report."

It is, however, clear that Judge Goldstone's UN Report and its findings critical of Israel's attack on Gaza found a significant measure of support from leading Israeli intellectuals and journalists. Hopefully this criticism of Israel's military tactics and treatment of the Palestinian's in Gaza will cause many Israelis to reflect on their policies toward the Palestinians and to reconsider how Israel relies on the use of military force to achieve its political ends.


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EDWARD C. CORRIGAN SHORT BIO Edward C. Corrigan holds a B.A. in History and a Master's Degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. Ed also has a Law Degree from the University of Windsor and was called to the Bar of the (more...)
 

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"The Goldstone Report and the debate in Israel," by Edward C. Corrigan