Professor Alan Dershowitz continues his campaign to repudiate the United Nations’ defamatory “Goldstone Commission Report” – which last year blamed Israel for disproportionate infliction of civilian casualties in its December 2008 “Cast Lead” incursion into Gaza.

Israel and its supporters have long understood the sad reality that any UN agency is essentially a kangaroo court when it comes to the Jewish State.

JUSTICE RICHARD GOLDSTONE - From 'hanging judge' under Apartheid to UN commission chair

But Richard Goldstone – a Jewish jurist from South Africa, no less – may have set new records for mendacity by omitting from his lengthy UN report virtually any reference to the months, actually years, of thousands of unprovoked missile attacks originating from Arab-controlled Gaza, fired at nearby Israeli population centers.

Goldstone and Dershowitz have been publicly feuding since the report was issued.

But now Dershowitz reveals:

Richard Goldstone, author of the notorious Goldstone report, did not become a South African judge in the post-Apartheid Mandela Era, as The New York Times and other media have erroneously reported. He accepted a judgeship during the worst days of Apartheid and helped legitimate one of the most racist regimes in the world by granting the imprimatur of the rule of law to some of the most undemocratic and discriminatory decrees.

Goldstone was – quite literally – a hanging judge. He imposed and affirmed death sentences for more than two dozen blacks under circumstances where whites would almost certainly have escaped the noose. And he affirmed sentences of physical torture – euphemistically called “flogging” – for other blacks. He also enforced miscegenation and other racist laws with nary a word of criticism or dissent. He was an important part of the machinery of death, torture and racial subjugation that characterized Apartheid South Africa. His robe and gavel lent an air of legitimacy to an entirely illegitimate and barbaric regime.

It is no surprise that Goldstone kept this part of his life secret from academic colleagues, friends and the general public. I recall him at the lunch and dinner tables in Cambridge describing himself as a heroic part of the struggle against Apartheid. Now it turns out he was the ugly face of Apartheid, covering its sins and crimes with a judicial robe. How differently we would have looked at him if we knew that he had climbed the judicial ladder on whipped backs and hanged bodies.

Now that his dirty secret has been exposed to the world, he has invoked the defense raised by German judges at Nuremberg: “I was just following the law.” This cowardly defense was rejected at Nuremberg and by the international law that Goldstone claimed to be applying against Israel in the Goldstone report. It should be resoundingly rejected by the court of public opinion.

Comments (3)

  1. carl irwin says:

    this is unrelated to Goldstone, but does anyone out there know if it is true that doing world war 2 the rich liberal Soro`s at the age of 15 turned in Jews to the nazis.

  2. Sol Jacob says:

    Goldstone is a disgrace. Thank you Alan Dershowitz for exposing this traitor to the Jewish people.