Wednesday, May 12, 2010

J.Post May 12: Richard Goldstone Still Racist


richard goldstone UN judge south africa racismSir, - I found Michael Brunert's letter, wherein he castigates Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon for making irrelevant connections between two episodes of Goldstone's life, and his further accusation that Ayalon insults our intelligence by doing so, to be infused with an overdosage of casuistry ("An irrelevant connection," Letters, May 10).

Suggesting that Goldstone's having sentenced 28 black people to death under the viciously racist apartheid laws is more morally justified than the Nazi soldier's claim of 'following orders' is contemptible. The common Nazi conscript did not enjoy the prestige or the rewards that Goldstone did in voluntarily choosing to be a proactive participant in the apartheid judiciary.

ZEV CHAMUDOT
Petah Tikva

[Image credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre]