US Congressman Engel to UN: Retract the Goldstone report

By MICHAEL OMER-MAN
April 5, 2011 04:48

US Congressman Eliot Engel on Monday called on the United Nations to retract the Goldstone Report and said he will personally make a request to that end to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice later this week.

Referring to an op-ed last week by Judge Richard Goldstone, author of the Goldstone Report on Operation Cast Lead, Engel said, "Now that Mr. Goldstone has seen the error of his ways, it is time for the United Nations to retract the report."

"The report was biased against Israel from the very start and I am glad to see Mr. Goldstone retract his earlier false findings," he added. "Perhaps this will stop the international community from rushing to judgment against Israel in the future - but I doubt it."

Expanding on attitudes toward Israel in the United Nations, the congressman said that the report was "just one of many instances" where bias is shown against the Jewish state. "It has gotten to the point where Israel no longer trusts the UN, and that is a very unfortunate development."


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