The Goldstone Report by Adam Horowitz
The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict

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The Goldstone Report is one of the most controversial UN reports ever published. It alleges that both Israel and Hamas committed atrocities when Israel invaded Gaza in January 2009 as a part of Operation Cast Lead. Justice Richard Goldstone, a celebrated South African and Jewish human rights lawyer, oversaw the UN fact-finding mission after the invasion. What Goldstone found, and later published, caused a maelstrom within Israel and the international community at large. Goldstone was demonized by many who claimed bias, intimating the report unfairly vilified Israel. Though the findings are of enormous historical, political and moral significance, few have actually read the document in its entirety—thus the furious political debate that mushroomed in the wake of its publication has supplanted any true understanding of the report’s discoveries. The Goldstone Report: The Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict of 2008-2009 will change this. Edited by three progressive American Jews, Adam Horowitz, Lizzy Ratner and Philip Weiss, The Goldstone Report is an edited and annotated edition of the report that contains analysis, original essays and a context for the debate.


About Adam Horowitz

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Adam Horowitz is coeditor of Mondoweiss, a popular news site covering American foreign policy in the Middle East. He lives in New York. Lizzy Ratner, a former reporter for the New York Observer, writes for the New York Times and the Nation. Philip Weiss is the co-editor of Mondoweiss. He has written for the New York Observer, the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and Harper's.
Published January 11, 2011 by Nation Books. 480 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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The report asserts that Israel’s military operations were “designed to punish, humiliate and terrorize a civilian population, radically diminish its local economic capacity…[and] force upon it an ever increasing sense of dependency and vulnerability.” The report also addresses the deliberate atta...

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American journalists Horowitz, Lizzy Ratner, and Philip Weiss provide a comprehensive picture of the 2009 Gaza conflict in this abridged version of the UN Fact-Finding Mission's report on the Gaza Conflict commonly known as "the Goldstone Report."

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