Imagine yourself an old man in a bar and you have the shocking experience of a gorgeous young woman singling you out from all the other good looking young men and inviting herself up to your hotel room for a fun night. Next, imagine how deeply saddened you are the following morning when you wake up to find her and your wallet long gone.
In April of this year, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) invited Judge Richard Goldstone of South Africa to head the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict. According to Goldstone, "Well it certainly came to me as quite a shock as a Jew to be invited ... to head this mission."
On September 15, the released Goldstone Report was damning to both Israel and Hamas. On October 16, the UNHRC endorsed the lengthy report, but singled out only Israel for war crimes in their resolution. Prior to its adoption, a dejected Richard Goldstone said, "This draft resolution saddens me as it includes only allegations against Israel. There is not a single phrase condemning Hamas as we have done in our report."
Sorry about your disappointment Judge Goldstone. Cheer up, though, you are not the first man to feel used. I guess it is back to the ivory tower for you.