LONDON – The British government said on Monday that it does not support calls for a retraction of the Goldstone Report after its lead author distanced himself from the report’s main allegations. [...]Oh, so that's their excuse. Most of those are equally BS, the difference being that Goldstone's propaganda is what got the most major attention.
“Justice Goldstone has not made such a call [to retract the report], and he has not elaborated on his views surrounding the various other allegations contained in the report, allegations which we firmly believe require serious follow- up by the parties to the conflict,” a Foreign Office spokesman told The Jerusalem Post on Monday night.
The British government said that while Goldstone’s acknowledgment was important, his was not the only report on the 22-day conflict.
Joshuapundit's got a very good post stressing just how needless Britain is already, and how hostile the environment is towards Jews and free trade. A most recent example is Ahava cosmetics being forced to move away from Covent Garden because of nasty demonstrations from the usual suspects (H/T: Israel Matzav). I would suggest in reaction to Britain's constant unwillingness to do anything to improve their environment to not buy any products they have left. It could include Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin, for example.
And on top of all that, the really telling news, as the above signaled, is that Goldstone won't even seek an authentic nullification of his own abomination:
South African jurist Richard Goldstone said Tuesday that he did not plan to seek nullification of his highly critical U.N. report on Israel's 2008-2009 offensive in the Gaza Strip and asserted that claims to the contrary by Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai were false. [...]So just as some keener writers have stressed, Goldstone is not serious about his regrets, and the damage is done regardless. We can add one more voice agreeing that Goldstone's supposed regrets fall flat:
In an interview with The Associated Press, Goldstone said that Yishai had called him on Monday to thank him for an op-ed piece published Friday in The Washington Post in which the judge wrote that new information had come to light that made him rethink his central conclusions.
Goldstone said, however, that he never discussed the report with Yishai in the telephone conversation. Israeli leaders have called for the report to be retracted since it was issued in 2009.
A South African Jewish leader wrote in The Johannesburg Times that Goldstone’s "mea culpa” was not an expression of being pro-Israel. On the contrary, Victor Gordon, Chairman of the Pretoria Council of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, asserted that Goldstone is “trying to shift the blame onto Israel for not cooperating” with his probe.Why should we when his crap was one-sided to begin with? A most disgusting thing is that he may visit Israel soon, but doesn't deserve to, and should receive a most cold reception if he comes here, because there's every possibility that he'll come and go pretending to be sorry. If he really is, he'd at least have the audacity to research the Koran and acknowledge some of the most revolting themes and verses inside. But I doubt he ever will.
Update: by the way, has there been any further news on whether Britain will cancel their laws allowing libel tourism? I guess that too is but a pipe dream that they'll really fix that.