| While Israel is used to being vilified in the United
Nations, there is far more to be unraveled in the Fact Finding Mission on the
Gaza Conflict than just Richard Goldstone's retraction on April 1, 2011. The
secrets behind the story are revealed in my new book, Boycotting Peace
(http://www.BoycottingPeace.com) so without giving the juicy details, here is a
behind the scenes peak at what the Palestinians and United Nations do not want
you to know.
There is a Harvard educated U.S. law professor who has been a
consultant to Yassir Arafat and the Palestine Liberation Organization, the
official name of the Palestinian Authority, who created the Goldstone
Commission behind the scenes. After convincing Yassir Arafat to reject the
Palestinian state offered to him by then Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak,
U.S. legal council to Yassir Arafat proposed a campaign vilifying Israel with
war-crimes claims, the exact conclusion of the Goldstone commission, but Arafat
rejected the idea so he put it aside for later. This was the same legal council
who had previously created the divest-from-Israel campaign in his official
Since the PA is signatory to the Arab boycott of Israel, this
makes the divestment campaign illegal foreign boycott as defined by the Import
Export Amendments of 1977, which created the Office of Antiboycott Compliance
under Office of Industry and Security in the U.S. Department of Commerce. While
the laws predates the Internet and has therefore remained focused on shipments,
it clearly applies to BDS.
The Gaza vilification plan was re-introduced by the same
professor after Arafat's death. Since the same consultant has spoken before the
United Nations General Assembly, he was able to use his idea to work behind the
scenes to create the Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, and
interestingly enough, one of his colleagues was on the commission. Not
surprisingly, therefore, some of his writings were included in the final report
almost verbatim. These are not coincidences which can be ignored. I believe and
documented how the PA/PLO's lawyer not only had a direct influence on the
Goldstone commission, but was the ideological father behind it. Goldstone was a
pawn of the PLO and while it took him more than a year to admit his conclusions
were wrong, he still has not revealed the people behind his false report, but I
did in Boycotting Peace, and long before his retraction.
Israel is right in demanding a retraction of the Goldstone
report, but severe damage from the report has already been done, all within
original intent of the Gaza vilification plan to demonize Israel. The purpose
of the divest-from-Israel campaign is to build a generation of college
students, thus a future adult population which believes boycotting Israel is
both moral and just. They have built that partly on the false Goldstone claims,
lies which will live on for years.
When I debated Noura Erakat on Al-Jazeera television February
14, 2009, three months after the release of the Goldstone commission report,
she immediately went to these false claims, attempting to justify BDS with the
Goldstone report. This not only reveals the true intention of the U.N. report,
vilification of Israel, but also justifying the reason for the BDS campaign.
The Goldstone commission was designed to be an after the fact justification to
bolster BDS campaigns, and that is exactly what it did. On campuses world-wide,
the Palestinians have used the Goldstone commission findings to recruit
non-Arabs to assist their campaign against Israel under false pretense, and
still use it even after the author retracted it.
It should not be a surprise, therefore, that the United
Nations is rejecting the Goldstone retraction. Besides the U.N. loving a Jewish
name on a report that vilifies Israel, the PLO consultant who is part of the
U.N. hate-Israel contingency created the Goldstone commission behind the
scenes. Of course the U.N. does not want the linkage between the consultant,
Arafat and Goldstone to become public. While I exposed the U.N. internal
workings that fostered Goldstone, official retraction would force the U.N. to
reveal its own inner workings, echoing the Arab League plan to bankrupt Israel,
destroying the Jewish state without firing one bullet.
Fred Taub is the President of Boycott Watch, the leading
authority on boycotts. His new book, Boycotting Peace, reveals the secrets
behind the Arab boycott of Israel and the associated BDS campaign. He regularly
appears in the media and is work has even been cited in two cases before the
U.S. Supreme Court.