In 2009, the UN Human Rights Council formed the “Goldstone Commission” to investigate the Israeli crimes of Operation Cast Lead (2008-2009). Israel decided to not cooperate with the Jewish South-African Judge Goldstone, because it was a commission formed by an organization with such an obsessive anti-Semitic record, and because the mission of the investigation was only about what Israel had done (later they modified its mandate to investigating all violations to human rights). Richard Goldstone, not counting on the contribution of Israel, decided to publish a report based only on testimonials of Hamas, accusing Israel of committing crimes of war. A perfect example of this mediocre report is its analysis of the Israeli attacks on the area of the Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza City on Jan/15/2009. The report dedicated over eight full pages (pages 174-182) where it considered the Palestinian testimony that there had not been Palestinian attacks from this area, and on the other hand it cited an Israeli report that reached the opposite conclusion. The official press release of the Goldstone Commission reported: “There is evidence that shows severe violations of international human rights and humanitarian laws committed by Israel during the Gaza conflict, and that Israel committed actions considered as crimes of war and possibly crimes against humanity”.
On Apr/1/2011, Richard Goldstone wrote a column in the Washington Post criticizing Israel for not collaborating with him, but amazingly, he confessed: “if I knew then what I know now, I wouldn’t have accused Israel of crimes of war”. Richard Goldstone said that the Council was acting unfairly towards Israel, that Israel had professionally investigated his demands, and Hamas had not.