Israel’s War Against Palestine: Documenting the Military Occupation of Palestinian and Arab Lands

Goldstone’s daughter: My father’s participation softened UN Gaza report

16 September 2009

By Haaretz Service – 16 Sept 2009

Had Richard Goldstone not served as the head of the UN inquiry into the Gaza war, the accusations against Israel would have been harsher, Goldstone’s daughter, Nicole, said in an interview conducted in Hebrew with Army Radio on Wednesday.

“My father took on this job because he thought he is doing the best thing for peace, for everyone, and also for Israel,” Nicole Goldstone told Army Radio.

She added that her father wrestled with the decision to take on the task. “It wasn’t easy [for him],” Nicole Goldstone said. “My father did not expect to see and hear what he saw and heard.”

Nicole Goldstone, who currently lives in Canada with her family, spoke of her great love for Israel.

“Every time I dream of returning to the country or that my son will one day immigrate there,” she told Army Radio.

“Israel is more important to me than anything. I’m not there at the moment, but my heart is always there.”

Nicole Goldstone said she expects to host her father for the upcoming Rosh Hashanah holiday.

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