Moshe Halbertal is a noted Israeli philosopher associatedwith the intellectual left in Israel. He is a professor of Jewish Thought andPhilosophy at Hebrew University, a senior Fellow at the Shalom HartmanInstitute in Jerusalem,and a faculty member at the Mandel Leadership Institute.

Professor Halbertal, according to his article in The New Republic, "The GoldstoneIllusion: What the U.N. Report gets wrong about Gaza– and war," has since 2000 participated in an analysis of the moral issues thatIsraelconfronts in the face of terrorism.Professor Halbertal has shared in this work with philosophers, lawyers,and generals towards drafting the Israel Defense Force's ethics code. According to his article, Professor Halbertalhad been "keen" to read the Goldstone Report, but came away highly critical ofthe report, its methodology, and conclusions.Here is a link to the Halbertal article: Along the lines of the critique of the Goldstone Report, Ihave included a number of resources used by Dore Gold, Israel's Ambassador tothe United Nations from 1997 – 1999, in a debate with Justice Goldstone atBrandeis University. The informationcontained in the links below is a dramatic refutation of the allegationscontained in the Goldstone Report. Watch Dore Gold's Presentation
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Hamas has been attacking Israeli civilians with rocket and mortar fire for 8years.

On November 3, 2009, the United States House ofRepresentatives voted 344 – 36 to pass a resolution that urged President BarackObama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "to oppose unequivocally anyendorsement" of the Goldstone Report.