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Gaza, and now Goldstone, expose rift between American Jews and Israel

israel-gaza-flamethrowerBy PHILIP WEISS 

Those who now call upon Israel to engage in serious investigations (the commission, Israeli Human rights groups), however well intentioned, are, I believe, grasping at straws. Israel’s Gaza war problem is not a matter of a particular case or two (say, a My Lai or a Falluja). It emcompasses instead every aspect of what Israel did in the war, down to IDF soldiers smearing feces on the wall of people’s homes (that type of thing, of course, is not in the commission report). To “investigate” seriously would entail challenging the very jus ad bellum.

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