"The responses from the government of Israel to the UN. Fact-Finding Mission on Gaza have been deeply disappointing," he wrote. "The mission's mandate enabled Israel to bring its concerns and facts relating to Operation Cast Lead publicly before a U.N. inquiry. It could have been used by Israel to encourage the UN., and especially, the Human Rights Council to move in a new direction beneficial to the interests of Israel."The retired South African judge who headed the U.N.-mandated factfinding inquiry into last winter's Gaza war tends to get lost in the flurry of reactions from Israel and Jewish groups excoriating his report for accusing Israel of war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity.