February 01, 2010
On Nov. 3, 2009, on Capitol Hill, activists from the “Coalition for Free Gaza March,” personally confronted Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA,) just outside his office over the Goldstone Report. The Congressman then quickly rushed towards his private elevator. Afterwards, six activists strolled into Room 2221, Rep. Bermans office, in the Rayburn Building, around 10 AM. There, they began reading the 575-paged UN Report of Judge Richard Goldstone. The Goldstone-authored document is highly critical of Israel’s recent military conduct in Gaza, labeling some of its action as “War Crimes.” Rep. Berman, who is Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, has introduced HR 867 in the House. Its purpose is to reject the report of the distinguished jurist, without giving Judge Goldstone a chance to personally testify before the Congress on his findings. HR 867 is due for a vote in the House later today. See, http://codepinkalert.org/article.php?… and
http://www.miftah.org/Display.cfm?Doc… and http://www.juancole.com/2009/09/golds… and http://www.boomantribune.com/?op=disp… and
US House rejects Goldstone report – 3 Nov 09
November 03, 2009
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution that calls a UN-backed Gaza War crimes report “irredeemably biased.”
Largely a symbolic gesture, the non-binding vote urges the Obama administration to oppose any endorsement of Justice Richard Goldstone’s findings.
Goldstone’s report accuses both Israel and Palestinian armed groups of committing violations of international humanitarian law during the war on Gaza.
It calls on Israel and Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, to carry out independent investigations into alleged abuses.
Brian Baird, a Democratic congressman, told Al Jazeera that the congressional resolution does not correctly represent the Goldstone report, but Steve Rothman, a Democratic congressman from New Jersey, has said that the report does not give enough attention to violations committed by Palestinians.
Congressman Baird: Those Children Deserve To Have Someone Ask Why They Died!
November 03, 2009