Richard Goldstone (1938-) is an outstanding , anti-racist, humanitarian Jewish South African lawyer who as a judge oversaw interpretation of the constitution of post-Apartheid South Africa. He headed a UN Human Rights Council inquiry into war crimes committed in the bloody 2008-2009 Israeli incursion into Gaza in which 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Goldstone ).
Richard Goldstone and UN Inquiry Report on Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Concentration Camp: “[Israeli incursion] a deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate, and terrorise a civilian population". .
. UN Human Rights Council Report co-authored by Richard Goldstone, “Israel committed war crimes in Gaza, says UN Report”, New Statesman, 16 September 2009: http://www.newstatesman.com/2009/09/war-crimes-israel-gaza-rights .