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U.S. victory at the Human Rights Council

At the urging of the Palestinians (and under intense pressure from the United States) the Human Rights Council delayed taking up the Goldstone report until it meets again in March.  The report alleges war crimes committed by both the IDF and Hamas during Operation Cast Lead last winter.

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Obama’s first “test” at the Human Rights Council

Judge Richard Goldstone presented his findings in person to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today.  The report, which investigated alleged war crimes surrounding Operation Cast Lead in Gaza last winter, found evidence suggesting that possible war crimes were committed by both the IDF and Hamas.  The report recommended that should local accountability mechanisms continue to be ignored, the Security Council should grant jurisdiction over the alleged crimes to the International