The Jewish Forward believes the Israeli government has shown itself to be wonderfully open after the Goldstone report (what are these editorial writers smoking?).
Yet in its own, painful way, the Goldstone report has been a revealing exercise. It revealed that the Israeli military has made a genuine attempt to investigate many of the charges contained in the report, and done so with welcome transparency — posting its latest response in English online, for instance. Nineteen incidents involving shootings of civilians during Operation Cast Lead have been turned into criminal cases, and two senior IDF officers have been disciplined.