"ViHinei Nirpa Nega HaTzoraas Min HaMitzora; And behold the Tzoraas is healed from the Mitzora." (Mitzora 14:3) This pasuk seems backwards, as it should say the Mitzora is healed from the Tzoraas. The Yagdil Torah brings from the Medrash Shmuel (Hakdama to Pirkei Avos) that by nature Tzoraas comes from depression. The natural cure is to stroll in pleasant places and socialize with friends. However, the Torah tells us that on the contrary, his only cure is through Tshuva and regret for what he has done. The Mitzora must sit alone outside the Machaneh after sowing discourse among people. That is why the Torah says that the Tzoraas will be cured from the Mitzora. Only through his own contemplation and regret, can he be cured and not by any natural process.
Richard Goldstone seems to be expressing some regret for the initial conclusions of the report named after him. Israel Matzav posts about a claim in Yediot Aharonot whether "the world's most important newspaper [i.e. The New York Times] refused to publish Goldstone's retraction article."
Leo Rennert has an article titled NY Times: with tears for Goldstone, but none for Israel.
Here is an interesting article from 2009 with reactions to the Goldstone report.Melanie Phillips has nothing to apologize for and seems to be clairvoyant but will someone write a post on his blog regarding his turnaround in thinking? Don't hold your breath.