Sunday, April 3, 2011

Vice Premier Ya'alon urges UN to retract 'blood libel' Goldstone report

Vice Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon said Sunday that Judge Richard Goldstone should request a UN retraction of his report on Operation Cast Lead, according to Army Radio report: 
"There is no doubt that great damage was caused by the report, it is not less than blood libel, it became fixed in Western minds that Israel indiscriminately kills civilians."

"It's good that the judge Goldstone knew to admit his mistake, The report was politically biased from the beginning...all contributions to the report from statements made by Israeli sources were used against Israel".
Earlier, Prime Minister Netanyahu instructed the Justice, Defense and Foreign Ministries to examine steps that can be taken in order to cancel the Goldstone Report.

Speaking at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said he had asked the various ministries to "formulate practical and public diplomacy measures, in order to reverse and minimize the great damage that has been done by this campaign of denigration against the State of Israel."