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Fooled By Hamas, Shame on You

One more thing about Goldstone’s retraction

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Sorry, but I just can’t resist. In his op-ed, Richard Goldstone distinguishes Israel, with its rigorous internal probing, from Hamas, which has done absolutely nothing in response to allegations that it committed acts of terrorism, and adds:

Some have suggested that it was absurd to expect Hamas, an organization that has a policy to destroy the state of Israel, to investigate what we said were serious war crimes. It was my hope, even if unrealistic, that Hamas would do so, especially if Israel conducted its own investigations. …

In the end, asking Hamas to investigate may have been a mistaken enterprise.

Some have also suggested it was absurd to expect the Cookie Monster, a being that has a policy to eat cookies, to investigate what we said were serious crimes against cookies. In the end, asking Cookie Monster to investigate may have been a mistaken enterprise.

Related: Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and War Crimes [NYT]

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The reformed Cookie Monster has come to understand that cookies are a “sometime food” after he eats his fruits and vegetables. He has been quite forthcoming about his change of policy.

Empress Trudy says:

Goldstone will go down in history as the author of the 21st Century’s “Protocols” and the far left along with him.

Hershel Ginsburg says:

Here’s an interesting newsbit:

YNet reports that Goldstone wanted to publish his retraction in the NY Times, the same platform that he used two days after the report issued to blast Israel for his imagined war crimes. It seems that they NY Times refused him this time around, I guess not wanting to be forced to dampen their ideological fervor with some facts. Read about it here:,2506,L-4051762,00.html


tillkan says:

“Israel, with its rigorous internal probing,”

This is a joke, right?

Dani ben Leb says:

The naivete of Goldstone is worrying. Was he not aware that Hamas would manipulate him?


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