Senate Resolution Calls on U.N. to Revoke Report on Israel

The Senate “is calling on the U.N. Human Rights Council to revoke a report that accused Israel of war crimes after the study’s author retracted his conclusions,” the AP reports.

In a unanimous vote late Thursday, the Senate backed a non-binding resolution sponsored by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and James Risch, R-Idaho, pressing for the council to rescind the report. Richard Goldstone, who wrote the study, has backtracked on his claims.

The Senate resolution also calls on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to address the damage to Israel’s reputation caused by the report.

It’s S.RES. 138.



Filed under Israel, Resolutions, United Nations

2 responses to “Senate Resolution Calls on U.N. to Revoke Report on Israel

  1. Mike 71

    However, one portion of the Goldstone Report still should stand, the uncontroverted part largely ignored by its advocates that indicated that Hamas had, and still has as evidenced by its recent attack on a school bus, a policy of deliberately targeting civilians. The stench of their hypocrisy is overwhelming!

  2. Are you kidding me? You are going to blame Operation Cast Lead on the Palestinians who dared have the nerve to try to defend themselves against Israel’s tyranny?
    Israel is trying to deflect the world’s opinion that war crimes were committed against the Palestinians by demanding our congressional leaders support them again at the UN.
    The world is changing and no longer will the Arab world look the other way.
    You may want to admit to what you’ve done and are still doing to the Palestinian people while you still have some semblance of support from US and that is fast eroding.

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