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  • U.N. rights investigator accuses Israel of ‘ethnic cleansing’

    March 21, 2014 | 10:31 am

    A U.N. human rights investigator accused Israel on Friday of "ethnic cleansing" in pushing Palestinians out of East Jerusalem and cast doubt that the Israeli government could accept a Palestinian state in the current climate.

    He spoke against a backdrop of deadlocked peace talks...

  • The UN launched its “International Year of Solidarity with Palestinians,” in yet another biased act

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 21, 2014 | 12:09 pm

    On Thursday, the United Nations launched the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. On their official announcement, they stated that senior officials “urging that the observance be used to redouble efforts to achieve a durable peace between Israel and...

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center’s top 10 anti-Semitic, anti-Israel slurs of 2013

    December 30, 2013 | 2:42 pm

    1. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Supreme Leader of Iran

    “Rabid dog … its leaders … cannot be called human”

    Even as the world’s top diplomats celebrated a tentative nuclear/sanctions deal that many believe will not stop Iran’s capacity to go nuclear, few leaders condemned Supreme...
  • Hate, courtesy of the UN

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 24, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    Richard Falk, a UN official, referred to the Boston Marathon in a column he wrote for the Foreign Policy Journal , saying the US "had it coming" because of its policy around the world and specifically in the Middle East, Iraq and Afghanistan. Yes, that's right. A respected person...

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  • U.N. official pins blame for Boston Marathon bombing on ‘Tel Aviv’

    April 23, 2013 | 9:11 am

    Richard Falk, an official for the U.N. Human Rights Council, in an online commentary blamed the Boston Marathon bombing on "Tel Aviv."

    "(A)s long as Tel Aviv has the compliant ear of the American political establishment, those who wish for peace and justice in the world should...

  • Richard Falk removed from Human Rights Watch committee

    December 19, 2012 | 9:34 am

    Human Rights Watch has removed Richard Falk, United Nations special rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, from one of its local committees.

    Falk, who has compared Israel's treatment of the Palestinians to the actions of the Nazis and suggested that the U.S. government may have...

  • U.S. rejects call for boycott by UN Rapporteur Falk

    October 26, 2012 | 9:47 am

    The Obama administration slammed U.N. special rapporteur Richard Falk's call for a boycott of private companies that are profiting from the Israeli settlement enterprise.

    Susan E. Rice, the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, in a statement Friday called Falk's...

  • Pillay scores anti-Semitic cartoon on Falk’s blog

    July 15, 2011 | 10:08 am

    The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights noted the anti-Semitism in a cartoon posted on the website of the U.N.‘s rapporteur on Palestinians, a rare implicit rebuke, according to a U.N. watchdog.

    There have been increasing calls for the U.N. Human Rights Council to dismiss...

  • Obama administration, Jewish groups, to U.N.: Sack Falk

    July 8, 2011 | 3:15 pm

    The Obama administration, joined by U.S. Jewish groups, called for the United Nations to dismiss Richard Falk, its rapporteur on Palestinian rights, after he posted an anti-Semitic cartoon on his blog.

    “I am deeply disturbed that once again U.N. Special Rapporteur Richard Falk has...

  • U.N.’s Falk says Israel committing ‘ethnic cleansing’

    March 21, 2011 | 3:15 pm

    Richard Falk, the special rapporteur of the United Nations on the Palestinians, told the U.N. Human Rights Council that Israel is committing ethnic cleansing in eastern Jerusalem.

    Falk’s statements Monday to the Human Rights Council came as the council prepared a resolution...