Richard J. Goldstone

U.N. Human Rights Council's anti-Israel inquiry

U.N. Human Rights Council's anti-Israel inquiry

Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution, S-21, creating a "commission of inquiry" to investigate human rights violations in the Gaza war. Nowhere does the resolution mandate that the commission conduct a fair, impartial and balanced investigation. This was not a drafting error.

S-21, without any fact-finding, renders a verdict against Israel. It declares that the Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip have constituted "widespread, systematic and gross violations of international human rights and fundamental...

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