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Campaign to Rescind the Goldstone Report

The StandWithUs organization has launched a letter-writing campaign to pressure officials into rescinding the 2009 U.N. Goldstone Report.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 4/10/2011, 1:06 PM / Last Update: 4/10/2011, 1:21 PM

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The StandWithUs organization has launched a letter-writing campaign to pressure officials into rescinding the 2009 United Nations Goldstone Report.

(Click here for sample letters and contact information for U.S., U.N. And European Union officials.)

“Now that Judge Richard Goldstone has admitted that the report's defamatory accusations against Israel were false, the time has come for the U.N. and world leaders to repudiate it,” said Roz Rothstein, CEO of StandWithUs.

In an April 1, 2011 op-ed in The Washington Post, Goldstone admitted Israel had not intentionally targeted civilians in its counter terrorist Operation Cast Lead war against the Hamas rulers of Gaza, conducted in the three weeks between December 2008 and January 2009.

Goldstone also acknowledged in the piece that Israel's judiciary met the highest international standards for investigating its own military conduct and has the right, like every other nation, to defend itself against attacks such as those perpetrated by terrorist groups like Hamas.

“The Goldstone Report set a dangerous precedent by rewarding terrorists and denying democratic nations the right to defend themselves against terrorism,” the group said in a statement. “That's another reason it is so critical to repudiate the report.

“The purpose of the StandWithUs letter-writing campaign is to let international leaders know how many decent people around the world demand an end to the shameless prejudice against Israel, a prejudice that is warping core values of modern civilization,” the statement added.