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Urgent Action Alert: Tell UN and World Leaders: Officially Repudiate Goldstone Report

URGENT ACTION ALERT

 

TELL UN AND WORLD LEADERS: OFFICIALLY REPUDIATE GOLDSTONE REPORT NOW!

 

WRITE, PHONE, FAX, EMAIL!

 

In a stunning about-face on April 1, Judge Richard Goldstone confessed that the damning accusations against Israel in his notorious 2009 UN Goldstone Report were false.

 

The Goldstone Report has been used as a  weapon in the propaganda war against Israel and against its very right to exist.  It has done irreparable damage to the IDF, Israel, Jews, the UN, and to the very standards of international law it hypocritically claimed to uphold.

 

The Report must be officially repudiated.

 

Brief Background

 

In his Washington Post op-ed on April 1, 2011, Judge Goldstone admitted what the many critics of the Report had already exposed.

 

·         Israel had not intentionally targeted civilians, and therefore had not committed war crimes, but that each one of the thousands of rockets that Hamas fired at civilians in Israel’s southern communities constituted a war crime. 

 

·         Goldstone admitted that Israel’s judiciary met the highest international standards for investigating its own military conduct.

 

·         Goldstone admitted that Israel had a right, like every other nation, to defend itself against attacks such as those perpetrated by Hamas.

 

·         Goldstone conceded that Israel’s published reports about the war were accurate, including that the vast majority of Gaza fatalities were combatants from Hamas and other terrorist groups.

 

Judge Goldstone tried to defend himself by claiming that if Israel had cooperated with his fact finding mission, the Report would have been more balanced. This claim is not supported by the facts. From its inception, the Goldstone investigation was a kangaroo court.

 

·         The UN Human Rights Council [UNHRC] directive for the investigation was so biased that even a former UNHRC Chairperson refused to lead it.

 

·         Two of the three selected judges had already publicly condemned Israel’s action in Gaza even before they became part of the mission or had collected any evidence.

 

·         Goldstone himself admitted that the UNHRC has a history of systematic bias against Israel.

 

·         The Goldstone investigating team had access to Israel’s voluminous published documentation about the war, but routinely discredited it and disregarded the testimony of witnesses who corroborated Israel’s reports, such as British Colonel (ret.) Richard Kemp.

 

·         In contrast, Goldstone’s investigation team accepted Hamas testimony at face value even though Hamas is a terrorist group that has routinely made false accusations against Israel, and whose founding document calls for the murder of Jews, the destruction of Israel, and cites anti-Semitic libels from the czarist forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

 

HELP PRESSURE THE UN, AND AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL LEADERS TO OFFICIALLY RETRACT THE GOLDSTONE REPORT NOW!

 

 

Sample Letter:

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

We urge you to unequivocally and officially repudiate the UN Goldstone Report immediately. 

 

Now that Judge Richard Goldstone has admitted that the damning accusations against Israel were false, it is imperative that this Report be repudiated to staunch the irreparable damage it has done to the IDF, Israel, Jews, the UN, and to the very standards of international law it hypocritically claimed to uphold.

 

Goldstone admitted what the Report’s many critics had already exposed. Israel had not committed war crimes by intentionally targeting civilians, but Hamas in fact had.  Israel’s judiciary meets the highest international standards for investigating its own military conduct. Israel has a right, like every other nation, to defend itself against attacks such as the thousands of rockets launched by Hamas. Goldstone conceded that Israel’s published reports about the war were accurate, including that the vast majority of Gaza fatalities were combatants from Hamas and other terrorist groups. He even admitted that the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has been irredeemably biased against Israel.

 

You and others were responsible for this Report. It is now your responsibility to set the

record straight. It is time to end the UN’s systematic anti-Israel bias which has done irreparable damage to the UN and its founding principles.

 

For more information about the Goldstone Report:

 

Judge Goldstone’s op-ed: Richard Goldstone, “Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and War Crimes,” Washington Post, April 1, 2011 at http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/reconsidering-the-goldstone-report-on-israel-and-war-crimes/2011/04/01/AFg111JC_story.html

 

For background information at StandWithUs, go to http://www.standwithus.com/FLYERS/?type=focus&wc=60

 

For fuller background information, go to www.stand4facts.org

 

Contact Information:

 

Please send a copy of your letter to [email protected]

 

Write, phone, email, or fax:

 

1. President Barack Obama

 

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20500

 

Fax: 202-456-2461

E-mail: www.whitehouse.gov/contact

Phone: White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111

Switchboard: 202-456-1414

 

2. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

 

U.S. Department of State

2201 C Street NW

Washington, DC 20520

 

E-mail: http://contact-us.state.gov

Phone: 202-647-5291

 

3.  U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan Rice

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Press and Public Diplomacy Section

United States Mission to the United Nations

799 United Nations Plaza

New York, NY 10017

 

Fax: 212-415-4053

E-mail: http://archive.usun.state.gov/Issues/Contact2.html

Phone: Opinion & Comment Line: 212-415-4062

4.  Your Congressperson and Senator

Go to the StandWithUs home page (www.standwithus.com).

Scroll down the column on the left to “Find Your Rep” and enter your zip code.

 

 5. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Hon. Ban Ki-moon

Secretary General

The United Nations Headquarters

New York, NY 10017

 

 Fax: +1 (212) 963-4879

 E-mail 1: http://www.un.org/sg/

 E-mail 2: [email protected]

 

 6. President, UN Human Rights Council

H.E. Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow

5 rue Gustave Moynier

1202 Geneva

 

Fax: + 41 22 715 10 00

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: + 41 22 715 10 10

 

7. UN General Assembly President

 Joseph Deiss

 Office of the President of the General Assembly United Nations

 United Nations

 New York, NY 10017

 United States

 

Fax: (212) 963-3301

E-mail 1: pga65 @ un.org

Email 2: [email protected]

 

8. European Union President

 Herman Van Rompuy

 President of the European Council

 Rue de la Loi 175

 B-1048 Brussels

Fax: (32-2) 281 69 34

E-mail: [email protected]\

Switchboard: (32-2) 281 61 11

The European Council email:

http://www.european-council.europa.eu/the-president/message-form.aspx?lang=en

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