Archive for April 2011

Goldstone, International Law and the Coming Crisis in September

Goldstone, International Law and the Coming Crisis in September
A presentation by three distinguished lawyers, historians, and scholars: Avi Bell, J.J. Surbeck and Rick Richman. April 28 at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Los Angeles. Read more

This Passover, Free Us From A Failed Jewish Leadership

This Passover, Free Us From A Failed Jewish Leadership
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Honor Killings, Jew-Hatred & UN Think: An Open Letter to Hina Jilani

Honor Killings, Jew-Hatred & UN Think: An Open Letter to Hina Jilani
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Uncivilized Behavior

Uncivilized Behavior
A state built on coddling vicious murderers and allowing school buses to be fired upon cannot exist. Sir, – Until the Palestinians understand the difference between saving their killers and wanting acknowledgement as a people, there can be no way they can be allowed to establish a state (“Failing to cross the moral threshold for statehood?,” April 18). Read more

ZIONISM IS NOT OFFENSIVE – AND FINALLY SHOULD BE

ZIONISM IS NOT OFFENSIVE – AND FINALLY SHOULD BE
The great tragedy within contemporary Zionism is that Zionist leadership and articulators operate on a continuum of defensiveness, always reacting to the latest attack on Israel’s legitimacy. This “reactive defensive Zionism” is the same whether we look at Jewish organizations, Jewish political figures, or even at college Jewish activists. Zionists always “play defense.” Defense certainly is an important part of a winning strategy. The best hockey and soccer teams still need to field a goalie. Football teams need a defensive squad, and baseball strategy includes defending against a bunt, pulling an infield-in, and over-shifting towards right field when a left-handed hitter comes to bat. Even so, no team ever wins if it fails to score. And teams well ahead of their opponents see their leads disappear when they excessively shift into a “prevent defense mode” that concedes offense exclusively to the opposition. Read more

What Goldstone Heard

What Goldstone Heard
The Berkowitz and Bell Statements on the Goldstone Report – What Justice Goldstone Heard at Stanford on March 28 Rick Richman – Jewish Current Issues – April 07, 2011 The March 28 debate on the Goldstone Report at Stanford University Law School may have had a significance beyond the substantive discussion, because Justice Richard Goldstone was in attendance and, three days after the debate, published his now-famous recantation in the Washington Post. Read more

Israel today. Your country tomorrow.

Israel today. Your country tomorrow.
04/03/2011 07:58 PM Goldstone Rethinks Smear Job against Israel “If the precedent of delegitimization through extra-legal machinations is allowed to be set, no one will be immune.” Retired South African judge Richard Goldstone, whose name graces the infamous “Goldstone Report” on Israeli Operation Cast Lead (December 2008-January 2009), has an op-edin the 1 April Washington Post that opens with the following statement: We know a lot more today about what happened in the Gaza war of 2008-09 than we did when I chaired the fact-finding mission appointed by the U.N. Read more

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