Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Human Rights versus The Goldstone Report

Justice Richard Goldstone will never live down the outrageously unbalanced, unprofessional inaccurate UN Fact Finding Mission about the "Gaza-Israel War" he headed. For many people, his name is now the symbol of the United Nations Judicial Hypocricy and anti-Israel policies.

The NGO Monitor recently came out with The Goldstone Report “Reconsidered” – A Critical Analysis, Edited by Gerald M. Steinberg and Anne Herzberg. A large book launch was held at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center this week. The standing-room-only event also included the delayed presentation of the Begin Prize to Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, who couldn't make last winter's event. Since Dershowitz is also associated with NGO Monitor, it was a perfect shidduch to combine the two.

Speakers were: Anne Herzberg, legal advisor of NGO Monitor, Prof. Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor, Maj. Gen. Avichai Mandelblitt, Prof. Avi Bell and the very entertaining Prof. Alan Dershowitz.

Here are some excerpts I was lucky enough to film, especially considering that I had no idea what they'd be saying and when to press "on" and "off."


Anonymous said...

goldstone, yecch.

and dershowitz, who gave up tradition and whose kid married out? sorry, he leaves a bad taste in my mouth, despite his relatively pro-israel stance. [and i believe he is still in favor of territorial compromise, tho i could be wrong on this point.]

Batya said...

a, I certainly don't worship Dershowitz. He's religiously Liberal (capital L,) but at least he sees the hypocrsy in what he calls "the hard Left." And he does consider himself Leftist.
a, did you listen to the clips?

Anonymous said...

i didnt. i find him grating.