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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Editorial: Reflecting Poorly

April 13, 2011

How you perceive South African Judge Richard Goldstone's recent opinion piece in the Washington Post probably depends on who you see when you look in the mirror.If you're a closed-minded, "defend Israel and the Israeli government no matter what" sort,...

Spreading the truth, post-Goldstone op-ed

By Joel Lion, NEW YORK April 13, 2011

With Richard Goldstone himself admitting that the infamous Goldstone Report was critically flawed, this is the best opportunity we have had in two years to bring to light the misconceptions of Operation Cast Lead.In his April 2 op-ed in The Washington...

Israeli reservists taking part in an urban warfare exercise at a base in southern Israel in which they can simulate training as if they were fighting in the Gaza Strip or West Bank, October 2010. Photo:  Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90/JTA

Pushed by Goldstone, Israeli army embraces new ‘smart’ warfare

By Leslie Susser, JTA JERUSALEM April 13, 2011

Despite Israel's rejection of the Goldstone report on the Gaza war a year-and-a-half ago, the international criticism it engendered has led the Israel Defense Forces to make a number of significant changes in policy and doctrine. And they'll stay even...

Richard Goldstone, left, shown meeting in June 2009 with Ghazi Hamad of Hamas at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, now says his report’s finding that Israel intentionally targeted civilians in the Gaza war was mistaken. Photo: Rahim Khatib / Flash90 / JTA

Op-ed raises major questions for Goldstone and Israel

By Uriel Heilman, JTA NEW YORK April 6, 2011

Richard Goldstone's original U.N. report on the Gaza war of 2008-09 landed like a bombshell in the PR war over Israel, damaging Israel's reputation around the world with its finding that Israel potentially committed war crimes and crimes against humanity...

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