While the report loses its author, the text itself adopts a life of its own. UN Goldstone report has been somewhat retracted by leading author, but the report speaks for itself with or without his endorsement.
"In the wake of Judge Richard Goldstone's op-ed in the Washington Post "reconsidering" one part of the United Nations report on the Gaza conflict that he co-authored, many have tried to write the obituary for the Goldstone Report. The truth is that the Report is more alive than ever. The ferocious debate ignited by Judge Goldstone's Op-Ed has demonstrated that the world refuses to forget those 22 days in the winter of 2008-2009, when Israel pummeled the Gaza Strip, killing more than 1300 people, including over 300 children."
An Israeli voice rejoicing in Goldstone's turnaround, and the sense of a restored loyal citizen who will stand the test of time.
"We owe Richard Goldstone a vote of thanks.
We, and by that I mean people who want to see Israel thrive as a healthy country and a strong member of the community of nations, owe him the respect to acknowledge that - both in carrying out his inquiry on the Gaza War, and in reassessing its findings - he was acting as a person who wanted to see an Israel that he loved, live up to its own standards."
Twitter users help find a missing child in only 3 hours
The good deeds that come out of the Twitternet! Sound like the replacement of the local paper that places a note on a missing cat, leading to a rescue from a tree? Well here's a missing small person success story coming straight from the good active Twittizens who sometimes remind us of the utilitarian value of social media.
"We Internet folks are a funny bunch. While there’s a lot of venom that gets spewed across the Web, there’s an amazing amount of good that comes from it, too. Chalk this story up to the latter, and expect to see it in a promotional piece for Twitter at some point in the future."
"I was much honored to have been invited to cover the wedding, on 15 June 1978, of the late King Hussein of Jordan to Lisa Halaby, now Queen Noor."
Like mother like daughter? See for yourself if royal blood runs thicker than water. A privileged glimpse into royal guests and jumping back in time to see the younger self of Sheikha's mom and spot the uncanny resemblance.