Sunday, October 18, 2009

A response to the Goldstone Report

In my latest article for Il Sussidiario I look at the Goldstone Report. On the whole, I think such investigations are a good thing. However, when they are unbalanced and fail to account for all the factors that have to be considered the judgment is hightly dubious: UNITED NATIONS/ The Goldstone Report condemns the Israeli "deliberately disproportionate attack" on Gaza. In other words, while it might be reasonable to judge Israel's attack on Gaza as disproportionate, one cannot say it was deliberate or that Israel's objectives were "to punish, humiliate and terrorize a civilian population," especially when the Hamas' terrorist acts, which precipitated the invasion, are not judged. Hence, we are right not to accept the report's conclusions and recommendations.

It is not only Israel that struggles with a proportionate response to terrorist attacks, we do, too.

Veni Sancti Spiritus, veni per Mariam.

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