Endorsing the Goldstone Report
By ISRAEL SHAMIR
"Russia's vote to endorse the Goldstone Gaza report in the United Nations Human Rights Council last Friday was an important, milestone event both for Palestine and for Russia. For Palestine, this vote opened a way to try and sentence Israeli mass-murderers, and thus ushered Israel into a new era of responsibility after a long period of Wild West-style, Colt-45 justice. For Russia, this vote has proved to its own country and to the world that it is free from American and Zionist diktat and able to navigate its own policy [COMMENT: I am not so sure about that, since Russia is opposed to bringing the report to the Security Council, for further (substantive) action. Russia is playing a double game.]..."