Sunday, April 3, 2011
Israel and the Media
An article in today's New York Times talks about the impact of Richard Goldstone's retraction of his United Nations report on the Gaza invasion in 2008 (operation Cast Lead). The initial report concluded that the Israeli military had committed war crimes in Gaza by intentionally killing Palestinian civilians. While Goldstone retracted his initial statement, the damage is already done, and some Israelis believe the harm of the UN report is irreparable. Once something is already in the media, it is hard to backtrack.