Clinton: Goldstone Problematic for Other Countries

(Ynet News) Yitzhak Benhorin - A day before the UN General Assembly meets for a second discussion on the Goldstone Report, which accused Israel of committing war crimes in Gaza, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday expressed her reservations about the report. Clinton warned that the U.S. would not be the only one to be affected if the Goldstone Report sets the international standards. Meanwhile, more than 100 congressmen have sent a letter to Clinton, urging the Obama administration to keep the Goldstone Report from reaching the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The letter was initiated by Rep. Ron Klein (D-Fla.). UN General Assembly President Ali Treki of Libya called a meeting on Friday to continue discussing the Goldstone Report, which will end with a decision giving Israel and the Palestinians five months to complete their investigations. The congressmen wrote: "We believe that the correct venue for investigating issues related to Operation Cast Lead is not the Security Council or the International Court of Justice, but the world-class Israeli justice system itself."

2010-02-26 08:23:42

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