The report by Robert Goldstone on what happened in Gaza during the Israel invasion continues to infuriate officials in the government of Benjamin Netanyahu. The UK ambassador to the UN, told Israel Army Radio of his nation’s support for the study written by an eminent jurist from South Africa who happened to be Jewish. “It’s not as if he was in any way biased.” Goldstone investigated actions on the part of both Israel Defense Forces and Hamas reaching the conclusion that both armies were guilty of war crimes.
Instead of using the information to institute changes within the IDF, the Netanyahu government has adopted a negative and threatening stance. Israel officials warn that UK government officials could be charged with war crimes in Iraq, so back off. Both sides were charged with crimes, not just Israel. It is time for contemporary Israelis to conduct themselves in the spirit of their ancestors in Palestine.