Richard Goldstone probably thinks he's a decent man. The judge whose work will be used as the basis of the new blood libel against Israel probably thought he was even expressing Jewish values by courageously condemning Israel in his recent report on the recent 'Aza war. Good liberals often like to think that way, patting themselves on the back for their honesty, as if the amount they condemn their own people is some measure of a personal sense of morality.
Those of us out in the real world who were critical of his biased report (he is alleged to have fallen asleep while the Israelis were presenting him with evidence of the endless rocket attacks from 'Aza) were in turn criticized for labelling him as a self-hating Jew. Yes events have once again borne out the correctness of this assessment.
As The Jerusalem Post reports, the UN Human Rights Council has unsurprisingly accepted his report as fact. Well, maybe not the entire report. The parts about Hamas using its people as human shields and firing rockets into Israel seem to have been removed from the report as being irrelevant but the juicy bits on how bad the Jews were are still in their intact. And therefore:
Despite Israeli lobbying efforts against the Goldstone report, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva endorsed the document on Friday, a move that will send it on to more powerful UN bodies in New York for action.
Jurist Richard Goldstone sits next to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay while delivering the report at the session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva on Sept. 29.
The resolution passed 25-6, with eleven countries abstaining. Five states, including France and the UK, declined to vote.
Of course this was no surprise. From the moment Goldstone first lifted pen to paper, it was a foregone conclusion that a liberal Jew appointed by the central source of anti-Semitism in the world would come up with a new weapon to attack Israel with. What is suprising is the author's response:
Goldstone, who agreed to lead the fact-finding mission only if he could investigate Hamas as well, said he was "saddened" by the resolution. "There is not a single phrase condemning Hamas as we have done in the report," Goldstone was quoted as saying by AFP, the French press agency
It is said that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. Winston Churchill said ""If a man is not a socialist in his youth, he has no heart. If he is not a conservative by the time he is 30 he has no head". Judge Goldstone either has no head or he is still awaiting his mugging. How can he possibly be surprised that a panel stuffed with representatives from most of the anti-Jewish states in the world wouldn't tamper with his already screwed-up report to make it even more damning to Israel?
There is a price to be paid for being a good Judenrat Jew. It comes when the person realizes that despite all his efforts to make nice with the anti-Semite, he's going to wind up getting shot just like all the Jews whom he sold out to save himself. Perhaps Goldstone is starting to get an inkling of that now.