The UN Goldstone Commission: A Lesson in Farcical Hypocrisy

Eshel, David
November 2009
Military Technology;2009, Vol. 33 Issue 11, p10
The article discusses the issues of alleged human right violations reported by South African Justice Richard Goldstone during the Gaza conflict. It highlights the aspects of Goldstone's report in relation to the military actions of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), which are cited to feature wilful killings of civilians and directed against the people of Gaza. The report stated that the killings were due to IDF's disrespect for distinction between military targets and civilians.


Related Articles

  • Israel Without Illusions. Shulman, David // New York Review of Books;12/17/2009, Vol. 56 Issue 20, p32 

    The article presents the author's insights regarding the behavior of the Israeli army. He reflects on the report regarding the conduct of the armies in Gaza in January 2009 that justifies the deliberate killings of Israeli civilians by the Hamas government. He explores the challenges being faced...

  • Life Upside Down: One Year After Israel's Winter War on Gaza. Omer, Mohammed // Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Mar2010, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p16 

    The article reflects on Operation Cast Lead, the assault of Israeli forces on Gaza in December 2008. The investigation by Israeli human rights group B'Tselem revealed that 1,387 Palestinians were killed during the attack, of which 773 were noncombatants including several women and children. Most...

  • Remembering Israel's West Bank Offensive. Zunes, Stephen // Foreign Policy in Focus;4/18/2012, p3 

    The article discusses the military efforts of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) against the Palestinians. The Amnesty International believes that the IDF's plan of attack lacks military necessity and violated human rights and humanitarian laws. The U.S. government led by former President George...

  • Siege Mentality.  // America;10/5/2009, Vol. 201 Issue 8, p5 

    The article comments on an investigation by the United Nations (UN) into the conduct of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) during their recent invasion into Gaza. In a report released on September 15, 2009, lead investigator and international jurist Richard J. Goldstone condemned the missile...

  • Goldstone report: Statement issued by members of the UN fact-finding mission to Gaza, May-September 2009.  // Catholic New Times;4/25/2011, p20 

    The article presents the statement issued by members of the United Nations (UN) fact-finding mission to Gaza about the Goldstone report on the alleged Israeli violence during the Gaza War. Justice Richard Goldstone is the chairman of the mission. It stresses the fact that the report's...

  • Goldstone's Edit Changes Nothing. Rosenberg, M. J. // Catholic New Times;4/25/2011, p21 

    The author comments on the implication of an editorial written by South African Judge Richard Goldstone on his United Nations (UN)-supported report about Israel's actions during the Gaza War. Goldstone claims that civilians were not intentionally targeted by the Israeli Defense Forces. The...

  • Southern Jewish Life. Brook, Larry // Southern Jewish Life;May2011, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p4 

    The author expresses his views on a report by Richard Goldstone, the leader of a fact-finding mission created by the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council to investigate international human rights and humanitarian law violations related to the Gaza War. He criticizes the Goldstone report that...

  • 'Digital Ground Army' communications system was tested in Gaza war.  // Geo-Strategy Direct;2/6/2013, p19 

    The article reports on the launch of the advanced communications system Digital Ground Army that was tested by the Israel Army during Gaza war as part of the military's Digital Army Program.

  • Israeli Military Opens Criminal Probes of Gaza Civilian Deaths.  // Israel Faxx;9/8/2014, Vol. 22 Issue 179W, p8 

    The article reports on the two special teams set up by Israeli Chief Military Prosecutor Dani Efroni for criminal investigations into two incidents of the misconduct of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) during the Gaza War leading to the civilian deaths of a Palestinian due to Israeli fire.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics