HOUSE OVERWHELMINGLY REJECTS GOLDSTONE REPORT

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With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution (H. Res. 867) calling the Goldstone Report “irredeemably biased and unworthy of further consideration or legitimacy.” The bill, introduced by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Howard Berman (D-CA), the ranking member and chairman, respectively, of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, passed by a vote of 344-36. Speaking in support of the resolution, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said, “The report not only paints a distorted picture of Israel’s legitimate efforts of self-defense, in my opinion, but it epitomizes the practice of singling Israel out from all other nations for condemnation. The Human Rights Council mandate for the report specifically targeted Israeli actions, ignoring the deliberate Hamas attacks on civilians that provoked Israel’s self-defense in Cast Lead.”
 
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