The Report published by the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, better known by the name of its head, as the “Goldstone Report” was a major breakthrough in three senses.   The Report was the most systematic, detailed study of Israeli violations of international law in its wars against the Palestinian people. It caught the attention of the broadest sections of world opinion and ignited a firestorm of disapproval of Israel from almost all of the worlds’ leaders.

Here is the great political and moral challenge. How do we explain the US governments’ sustained complicity with Israeli war crimes in the face of worldwide reprobation?

On December 8 2010 The Club of Mexican Journalists awarded James Petras  its prestigious International Journalism Prize for Investigation and Analysis of the News within the global context.


JAMES PETRAS is Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University, New York. He is the author of 64 books published in 29 languages, and over 560 articles in professional journals, including the American Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, Social Research, Journal of Contemporary Asia, and Journal of Peasant Studies. He has published over 2000 articles in nonprofessional journals such as the New York Times, the Guardian, the NationChristian Science MonitorForeign PolicyNew Left ReviewPartisan ReviewTemps ModerneLe Monde Diplomatique, and his commentary is widely carried on the internet.