RAMALLAH, April 5 (JMCC) - Israel's interior minister says that international jurist Richard Goldstone has accepted an invitation to visit Israel, reports
The move comes after Goldstone wrote an opinion piece revisiting the conclusions drawn by a United Nations war crimes report bearing his name that explored Israel's 22-day operation in the Gaza Strip in 2008-2009.
Eli Yishai told Israel Army radio Tuesday he invited Goldstone to tour southern Israeli communities that sustained Hamas rocket fire.
Yishai says he told Goldstone it was “courageous” to reconsider the report and asked the retired South African judge to officially retract it. Yishai didn’t say if Goldstone agreed to do so.
Israel two years ago refused to cooperate with the UN investigation.