Richard Goldstone’s Folly: Disappointing and Perverse

by Richard Falk, Foreign Policy Journal, November 5, 2011

Surely, the New York Times would not dare turn down a piece from the new Richard Goldstone, who had already recast himself as the self-appointed guardian of Israel’s world reputation even as he had earlier been anointed as the distinguished jurist who admirably put aside his ethnic identity and personal affiliations when it came to carrying out his professional work as a specialist in international criminal law, or in carrying out high profile investigative and fact-finding missions in the international arena. Goldstone was even seemingly willing to confront the Zionist furies of Israel when criticized by one of their own adherents in chairing the UN panel appointed to consider allegations of Israeli war crimes during the Gaza War of 2008-09.

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