Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

United Nations Foundation Senior Adviser Defends Goldstone Report

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

United Nations Foundation Senior Adviser Defends Goldstone Report

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GILLIAN SORENSEN, senior adviser and national advocate at the United Nations Foundation, defended Judge Richard Goldstone and the Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict during an Oct. 21 presentation at Central Academy in Des Moines, Iowa.

"In the matter of Gaza, as you may recall, there was a conflict between Hamas and Israel that went on for a long time," she explained. "A study was requested as to whether one side or both sides committed crimes or went beyond what is normal in terms of military action. The accusations on both sides are very sharp. Justice Richard Goldstone, a very respected jurist from South Africa, is the leader of this study. He has put out a report saying essentially both sides went 'beyond the pale' and should be accountable for what they did, including killing and injuring numerous civilians. That report in now the subject of considerable discussion and dispute.

"I put great faith in the work of Justice Goldstone," she added. "He was not an accidental choice. He is highly respected, very experienced as a lawyer and as a judge. I think his analysis is fair.

A recognized authority on matters related to the United Nations and U.S.-U.N. relations, Sorensen traveled to Iowa to speak as part of the Iowa United Nations Association's U. …

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