Israel on Wednesday asked a number of senior members of the Obama administration officials to collude in a cover-up of Israeli war crimes in Gaza exposed by the Goldstone investigation.
The Israeli message is that the Goldstone report threatens those countries because it makes states accountable for the wilful killing of civilians, and therefore efforts must be made to prevent it from being brought before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
The Foreign Ministry decided Wednesday to focus their efforts to combat the report's accusations on the United States, Russia and a few other members of the United Nations Security Council and the Human Rights Council that are involved in indiscriminate bombing of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan and Russia..
The international commission appointed by the UN Human Rights Council and headed by Judge Richard Goldstone accuses Israel of war crimes, and is passing on its recommendations to the ICC in The Hague.
According to the report: "Some of the actions of the Government of Israel might justify a competent court finding that crimes against humanity have been committed," and "...the Mission finds that there have been a number of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law."