Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a last-gasp warning on Thursday to the 47 countries of the United Nations Human Rights Council, currently convening in Geneva. The Council is expected to vote on Friday whether to endorse and pass the Goldstone report on to the U.N. General Assembly.
Memo to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: this condemnation for what Israel did during "Operation Cast Lead" should be reverberating from the rooftops of governmental buildings around the world, as a clear statement that no country is above responsibility for war crimes they have committed.
And that statement about "Israel launched the offensive after Gaza terrorists rained down thousands of rockets on Israeli towns and cities, killing over 20 people and making havoc of routine life in Israel’s western Negev": while deploring any loss of life, as reported in:
"wo human rights organizations have issued formal reports this week, presenting extensive evidence of misconduct on the part of both the Israeli military and the Israeli government at large, in the lead-up to, execution, and aftermath of Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip from December 2008 to January 2009. The 22-day long military offensive, purportedly sparked by a breach of an Israel-Hamas ceasefire in November 2008, commenced with aerial attacks on 26 December and expanded into ground operations eight days later, claiming the lives of an estimated 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis."