One of the resolution’s sponsors notes that “continued use of the report by the U.N. shows a bias against Israel.” It would be an uphill battle to get the U.N. to admit 2 + 2 â‰ 5 when the OIC, which initiated the report, insists it is so. An update on this story. “US Senate wants UN to retract report accusing Israel of war crimes after author backtracks,” from the Associated Press, April 15:
WASHINGTON “” The U.S. Senate is calling on the U.N. Human Rights Council to revoke a report that accused Israel of war crimes after the study’s author retracted his conclusions.
In a unanimous vote late Thursday, the Senate backed a nonbinding resolution sponsored by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, and Republican James Risch. pressing for the council to rescind the report. Richard Goldstone, who wrote the study, has backtracked on his claims.
The Senate resolution also urges Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to deal with the damage to Israel’s reputation caused by the report.
Gillibrand said Goldstone’s admission of error was not enough to undo the damage and libel against Israel and pressed for the Council to act. Risch said continued use of the report by the U.N. shows a bias against Israel.