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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Eli Yishai Blasts Mr. Goldstone

Kikar has a letter that MK Eli Yishai sent to Judge Richard Goldstone, which criticizes him on his lack of condemnation of crimes against humanity.  I don't know if he created an English version, but here's my translation of it:

To the Honorable Judge Richard Goldstone,

Subject: Crimes Against Humanity Are Occurring These Days

Dear Sir,

For a number of days, hundreds of thousands of children, women, and ordinary citizens are found under a blind and unrelenting terror attack which came to fruition with directed rocket launches, which was done by terrorists toward the centers of cities in the State of Israel, while their purpose is sowing death and fear in the midst of innocent citizens. 

In these days, myriads of children who are scared from the fear of terror are confined to their homes, and this is instead of filling the classroom desks in schools.

All this is not occurring in disputed areas, but rather, smack in the heart of the State of Israel.

In these days, I cannot not recall the joke of the investigatory commission of the U.N. which you publicized and stood at its head.  In it, you sharply investigated the State of Israel for the actions it took in Operation Cast Lead and you brought accusations of shooting indiscriminately at the civilian population.

To no avail, our people and spokespeople tried to prove that the IDF used all actions possible to protect the civilian population, despite Israel being under attack and despite the fact that these actions put our soldiers in danger - the IDF did everything in order to prevent harm to civilians.

This report that you publicized is what gives legitimacy to terror organizations to continue the cruel and indiscriminate shooting toward civilian settlements in the areas of the state.  This report is what calms murderers without a conscience when they come to slaughter innocent children, knowing that they can always be assumed to be sacrifices afterwards.

Where is your voice now, Mr. Goldstone?  Where is your voice when Hadas, a baby girl 3 months old, Elad, 4 years old, and Yoav, 11 years old, were slaughtered in their sleep - not by accident - but in cold blood by a despicable murderer?

Where is your voice when a bus station on its street in Jerusalem exploded yesterday, claiming the life of one woman and injuring dozens?

Where is your voice when small children sit today in their homes scared from the fear of missiles that land on their heads - where is your voice for their blood?  Where is your voice for the right to living peacefully?

The State of Israel revealed unbounded restraint in the last period - patience which is not the lot of other nations of the world.  For example, England and France - if missiles would fall on Paris or London.

However, while the fear of missiles hovers over the heads of our children, we will not have any other choice but to respond harshly to these acts of terror in order to assure the most basic thing for a country to give to its citizens - personal security.

You, who have turned yourself in the eyes of the world into a symbol of the protection of human rights, need to stand today and condemn - with a clear voice - the terror organizations for their terrible crimes that they are doing today against citizens.

This is what I expect from you, first of all, as a human, and only afterwards, as a Jew.  If you seek justice, protect the rights of the children of Beer Sheva, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Sderot, and the rest of the settlements of the South to live just like all other children in the world.


Eli Yishai


At Thu Mar 24, 06:06:00 PM 2011, Blogger Devorah said...

The Jerusalem bomb didn't even make the main news here on most TV stations. The Fogel murders, totally unknown here (Australia) unless you read the blogs, or the Jewish press.

At Fri Mar 25, 09:11:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Neshama said...

The collusion of the nations in their anti-Semitic hatred is outstanding. The world has been poisoned from the bite of "that snake."


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