Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The UN and the Hebrew University share the same anti-Israel bigot

SO let's sum things up. The UN sets up a biased anti-Israel "commission
of inquiry," led by a nominally Jewish judge from South Africa. The report
concludes that Palestinians engaged in war crimes and Israelis engaged in
war crimes in the Gaza battle, but it was mainly the Israelis. As expected,
it regards all acts of defense by Israel to be war crimes. The only
response to 8000 rockets fired at Jews by the terrorhoids that would NOT be
regarded by the commission as war crimes would be total capitulation by
Israel to terrorist demands. Those 8000 rockets, it goes without saying,
were NOT 8000 war crimes.

Now if Goldstone had chaired a commission of
investigation into atrocities in Germany in 1943, it would have concluded
that the Germans carried out crimes against Jews, the Jews carried out
crimes against Germans, but it was mainly the latter. In other words the
"Report's" mock "symmetry" is little more than a cover for its anti-Israel
bias. Its "even-handedness" is little more than a smoke screen for its
bashing Israel. It was precisely the same sort of "balance" one has come to
expect from anything the UN touches.

The fact that Goldstone himself is Jewish? Goldtsone is in fact a leftist
basher of Israel. Most of the worst
anti-Semites on earth today are Jewish, and many of THOSE teach at Israeli
universities. Goldstone has an Op-Ed in the Jerusalem Post whining about
how noble and moral he and his UN team were: font-family: Times
New Roman;"> . There he writes: "The recognition of the humanity of all
people - the recognition of Israel by Hamas and the recognition of the
Palestinian right to self-determination - are both pre-requisites for
peace." Says Goldstone! Well, I guess he would also attribute German
crimes against Jews in the 1940s to the failure of Jews to recognize the
rights of Germans to self-determination in the Sudetenland, Memel, and

The only moral conduct of the war by Israel of which the UN and
Goldstone would approve would be Israel losing the war.

Well, there is another twist to the Goldstone atrocity that is evidently
all but unknown.
For years Goldstone ran the South Africa "Friends of" Office for the Hebrew
University and sat on the Hebrew University Board of Governors. (See

Now why are we not surprised that the Hebrew University had such a
person serving as one of its highest officials and representatives?

In other words, the same Hebrew University that has become to a great
extent a
den of leftist anti-Israel hatred and bias, has long had Goldstone on its
team. Leftists of a feather….


Dershowitz on the Goldstone
"Report": [3]

By: Alan M. Dershowitz
SEPTEMBER 23, 2009


_Encouraging Israel's
enemies to provoke Israeli self-defense measures._

There are many things
wrong with the Goldstone report which accuses Israel of deliberately
targeting civilians in order to punish the people of Gaza. First, its
primary conclusions are entirely false as a matter of demonstrable fact.
Second, it defames one of the most moral military forces in the world,
along with one of the most responsive legal systems and one of the freest
nations in the world when it comes to dissent. Third, it destroys the
credibility of "international human rights" and proves that this honorable
concept has been hijacked for political purposes directed primarily against
one nation--Israel.

But fourth, and most important, it has set back
prospects of peace by making it far more difficult for Israel to withdraw
from the West Bank. When Israel was considering its withdrawal from Gaza,
some critics predicted that the transfer of Israeli troops out of this
dangerous area would encourage terrorists to fire rockets at Israeli
civilians who live in close proximity to the Gaza Strip. Those who favored
the withdrawal argued that if Palestinian terrorists were to fire rockets
from the unoccupied Gaza, Israel would have a perfect right to do whatever
it took militarily to stop its civilians from being targeted by enemy
rockets. They pointed out that every country has the right to self defense
under the United Nations Charter and under the rules of international law.
(I favored the withdrawal, as did many liberal supporters of Israel and
believed that Israel had the military capacity to respond to any rocket

As soon as the Israeli army left the Gaza Strip, Hamas decided
to launch rocket attacks on Israeli civilian targets. The Hamas website
proudly proclaimed, "The Zionist Army is afraid that the Palestinians will
increase the range of the new rockets, placing the towns and villages in
the [Zionist] entity in danger." These Hamas rocket attacks increased over
the years until more than a million Israelis were within range. Thousands
were traumatized, dozens were injured and several were killed by the
thousands of anti-personnel rockets that targeted children, women and other
civilians. As candidate Barak Obama said when he went to visit Sderot, the
town most devastated by these unprovoked Hamas war crimes:

"The first
job of any nation state is to protect its citizens. And so I can assure you
that if…If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two
daughters sleep at night, I'm going to do everything in my power to stop
that. And I would expect Israeli to do the same thing."

Israel protested
these rocket attacks to the United Nations, but to no avail. They increased
in frequency and range.

The citizens of Israel, especially those in
range of the attacks, demanded that their army protect them and not wait
until a rocket hit a school bus filled with children or a nursery. Since
most of the rockets were fired while children were on route to or just
beginning their classes, the risk of a cataclysmic tragedy were
considerable. Finally after enduring years of rocket attacks, Israel
decided to undertake military action to stop them.

Just before the
hostilities began, Israel offered a carrot and a stick: it reopened a
checkpoint to allow humanitarian aid to enter Gaza. It had closed the point
of entry after the checkpoint had been targeted by Gazan rockets. (On
several prior occasions, Hamas rockets had targeted Israel points of entry
through which aid had been provided. It was as if Hams was deliberately
trying to manufacture a humanitarian crisis. Israel's prime minister, Ehud
Olmert, also issued a stern, final warning to Hamas that unless it stopped
the rockets, there would be a full-scale military response.

This is the
way Reuters reported it:

"Israel reopened border crossings with the Gaza
Strip on Friday, a day after Prime Minister warned militants there to stop
firing rockets or they would pay a heavy price. Despite the movement of
relief supplies, militants fired about a dozen rockets and mortar shafts
from Gaza at Israel on Friday. One accidentally struck a house in Gaza,
killing two Palestinian sisters, ages 5 and 13. [T]he deliveries could ease
the tensions that might have led to a military action to end the rocket
attacks. Palestinian workers at the crossings said fuel had arrive for
Gaza's main power plant and about a hundred trucks loaded with grain,
humanitarian aid and other good were expected during the day."

Finally in
desperation Israel launched an attack designed to stop the rockets. It
succeeded in large part though some rocket attacks have continued. Because
Hamas fired its rockets from behind human shields, it was inevitable that
there would be civilian casualties, despite Israeli efforts to reduce them
by making hundreds of thousands of phone calls and leaflet drops warning
civilians to stay out of the streets.

Goldstone's one-sided condemnation
on Israel will make it far more difficult for Israeli leaders to persuade
their citizens to remove their soldiers from the West Bank. Rockets fired
from the West Bank would endanger far more Israeli civilians and threaten
to close the Ben. Israel now knows that if it were to try to defend itself
against such rockets, it would once again be condemned by the United
Nations. It will now be far more difficult for Israelis who oppose a
continued presence of Israeli troops on the West Bank to persuade a
majority of Israelis that the army can protect them even if they leave the
West Bank, without incurring the wrath of the international community.
Gurion Airport

The effect, if not the intent, of the Goldstone report
will be to keep Israeli troops in the West Bank longer. President Obama was
right when he said that "the first job of any nation is to protect its
citizens." The Goldstone report has made it virtually impossible for the
Israeli army to protect its citizens against rocket attacks from territory
that is no longer militarily occupied. It encourages Israel's enemies to
provoke Israeli self-defense measures, which they know will produce
condemnation of the Jewish state. This is a great tragedy, for Israelis,
for Palestinians and for all who favor a two-state solution and an end to
the occupation.

See also this:,7340,L-3780295,00.html [4]

And [5]

The "Forward" morphs into the weekly of Jewish Treason: [6]


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