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Gaza Fact-Finding Mission: Responses to the Goldstone Report

Filed under: Israel, Palestinians
Publication: Global Law Issues

On September 15, 2009, the Gaza Fact-Finding Mission, headed by Justice Goldstone, released a 575-page report in which it analyzed the military actions during Operation Cast Lead, also known as the Israel-Gaza war of December-January 2008-2009. The report has been criticized as being one-sided, out of context, and unprofessional. Presented here are studies which address both the report and Israeli actions in Gaza. In addition, critical, introspective editorials and selected news articles are offered.

  • Blocking the Truth of the Gaza War: How the Goldstone Commission Understated the Hamas Threat to Palestinian Civilians
  • Turning a Blind Eye to War Crimes
  • Palestinian “Policemen” Killed in Gaza Operation Were Trained Terrorists
  • Did Israel Use “Disproportionate Force” in Gaza?
  • Accountability of Hamas Under International Humanitarian Law

From the Media

  • Goldstone: ‘If This Was a Court Of Law, There Would Have Been Nothing Proven.’(The Forward)
  • The Goldstone Report: A Study in Duplicity (CAMERA)
  • Letter to Richard Goldstone (Trevor Norwitz)
  • UN’s bias binds Gaza (The Australian)
  • A betrayal of Israelis and Palestinians alike (Jerusalem Post)
  • UN Investigation of Israel Discredits Itself and Undercuts Human Rights (Hudson Institute)
  • The Goldstone show-trial (The Spectator)
  • The Goldstone Mission – Tainted to the core – Irwin Cotler (Jerusalem Post)

Conference: Hamas, the Gaza War and Accountability Under International Law

  • Read Summaries of Presentations
  • Download Daniel Taub’s Powerpoint Presentation
  • Col. Richard Kemp: “The IDF Did More to Safeguard the Rights of Civilians Than Any Other Army” [Video] [Transcript]