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Sir, – Kenneth Roth totally distorts Judge Richard Goldstone’s courageous contrition.

Roth and other obsessive anti- Israel activists have good reason to be worried about Goldstone’s belated criticism of the report that bears his name. Indeed, Roth and HRW created the Goldstone Report and are responsible for the moral damage. They lobbied intensively for this biased UN “fact-finding” mission, and Goldstone was their favored candidate.

The resulting 500-page report simply copied the invented allegations of Israeli “war crimes” published by HRW and other discredited NGOs that exploit the language of human rights.

A repudiation of the Goldstone report is a major blow to the “halo effect” that has protected NGO superpowers such as HRW and similar organizations from moral accountability.


The writer is managing editor of NGO Monitor