DEMAND ACTION NOW! UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: Retract the Goldstone Report

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: Retract the Goldstone Report

April 4, 2011

September, 2009:
Israel's objective…was "to punish, humiliate and terrorize a civilian population...”
The Goldstone Report

Oct/Nov, 2009:
United Nations Human Rights Council and UN General Assembly promote accusations that Israel is guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity by deliberately targeting civilians in Gaza.


April 2011: 
 “…civilians were not intentionally harmed… If I had known then what I know now, the Goldstone Report would have been a different document.”   – Judge Richard Goldstone

Judge Richard Goldstone has now retracted the most damaging points of The Goldstone Report. Written for the United Nations Human Rights Council, it charged that Israel intentionally killed Palestinian civilians, implying the Jewish State was guilty of 'crimes against humanity.' The Simon Wiesenthal Center is calling on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to immediately take action.

Just as Secretary-General Ban commended Goldstone for his leadership and independence when he authored the Report, today, we urge the UN Chief to:

1. Make a public statement endorsing Goldstone’s retraction of the Report

2. Call on UN Human Rights Council Chief Navi Pillay and UNHRC members to block any further action based on the erroneous charges in what is now seen by the author as a fundamentally flawed document

To inform members of the UN General Assembly of Judge Goldstone’s retraction of the libel that Israel targeted Gaza's civilians during the 2009 war with Hamas

The Goldstone Report generated a tidal wave of anti-Israel sentiment and fueled anti-Israel campaigns from the European Union to Church groups to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) efforts on campuses worldwide.

The big lie that the Israeli military acted like Nazis has now been retracted. The UN spread that libel and only the UN can retract it.

Please sign our urgent action petition to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon now!

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