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Let’s Stay With The Report

By Nicole Fritz

(source:Daily News October 27, 2009 Edition 1)

In the weeks since the publication of the report of the UN fact-finding mission on the Gaza conflict, headed by Justice Richard Goldstone, a firestorm of controversy has broken. Goldstone, in particular, has come in for vicious criticism – individuals like RW Johnson have used the occasion to peddle bitter distortions of Goldstone’s past for public consumption (as evidenced last week in the London Sunday Times).

But that South Africa’s Chief Rabbi, Warren Goldstein, writing in South African and Israeli newspapers last week, would use his position as spiritual leader of South Africa’s Jewish community – a community in which Goldstone counts himself – to allege that Goldstone’s work represents a disgrace to justice, equality and the rule of law, represents a new level in the attack.

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