"Israel, which always boasts of being the only democracy in the Middle East, uses various emergency laws and administrative orders to control the Palestinian population under its military rule. The rule of law is converted by the Israelis into a rule by law — military law, that is — by which the Israeli army decides how millions of Palestinians are controlled."
"Recognition is a human need, a political need and a requirement for a dignified life. We must never have to hide who we are, why we are here and what we stand for. Yes, I am Palestinian and Palestine is my home. And if you respect and acknowledge that, we will have no problem whatsoever."
"It looks now that the once-deemed courageous Judge Goldstone is a bit of a cowardly lion. Understandably, the man must have come under tremendous pressure from even his own community. Last year, the South African Zionist Federation barred Goldstone from attending his grandson’s bar mitzvah, justifying the move by saying they were “pro-Israel.” One can only imagine what other unpublicized pressures Justice Goldstone might have come under."