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Canada demands U.N. official resign after anti-Jewish demand
YourJewishNews.com ^ | Oct 28,2012 | Ryan Lee Hall

Posted on 10/28/2012 4:21:03 AM PDT by expat1000

Richard Falk 

(Scroll down for video) A U.N. official has caused a firestorm among Israel-friendly nations after calling on the world to punish all companies doing business with Israel.


Canada has said that the U.N. rights expert should resign for his call for a boycott of companies involved in the expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.


The demand by Richard Falk, the U.N. special investigator on human rights in the occupied territories, also provoked a sharp response from Israel and the United States, after saying that Israel poisoned the environment for peace.


Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said Thursday that the comments were offensive and unhelpful.
“Falk not only does a disservice to the United Nations, but also for the Palestinian people," he added.
"Canada calls on Mr. Falk to withdraw the biased and shameful report and resign from the United Nations."


Earlier this week Falk urged the U.N. General Assembly and the civil society boycott companies that help build and maintain Israeli settlements.
He pointed to Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard and Motorola of the United States, Veolia Environment of France, Britain’s G4S, Belgian Dexia Group, Volvo, Swedish Assa Abloy, Ahava, Elbit Systems, Israel’s Mehadrin, Riwal Holding Group of Countries and Cemex of Mexico.


The international community considers these illegal settlements as the biggest threat to the peace process. This was the last reason given by the Palestinians more than two years ago for ending the peace talks.
The U.S. also attacked Falk's statement. U.S. envoy to the U.N, Susan Rice, described it as irresponsible and unacceptable.

"His recommendations do nothing to promote a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and actually poison the environment for peace," the U.S. ambassador said, adding that his work "only damages the credibility of the United Nations."
Karean Peretz, spokeswoman for Israel's mission to the United Nations, dismissed Falk’s "highly biased report on the basis of a one-sided mandate, which is completely removed from reality."


Falk is appointed by the Human Rights Council of the U.N., not by the U.N. leader Ban Ki-moon.

 

 

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TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Israel
KEYWORDS: canada; israel; richardfalk
I believe this is this same council that sent the election observers.
1 posted on 10/28/2012 4:21:08 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: SJackson

ping!


2 posted on 10/28/2012 4:21:41 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Who is this anti-Zionist pig, Falk ?


3 posted on 10/28/2012 4:25:13 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: expat1000

“Falk not only does a disservice to the United Nations, but also for the Palestinian people. Canada calls on Mr. Falk to withdraw the biased and shameful report and resign from the United Nations.”

Canada has become more American than the US. Vote on November 6 and take back our country.


4 posted on 10/28/2012 4:25:52 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: fieldmarshaldj

From Wikipedia:

Richard Anderson Falk (born 1930) is an American professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University, the author or co-author of 20 books and the editor or co-editor of another 20 books, speaker, activist on world affairs, and an appointee to two United Nations positions on the Palestinian territories. He is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.

Falk described his family background as “assimilationist Jewish with a virtual denial of even the ethnic side of Jewishness”, and more recently described himself as “an American Jew”.

Falk obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Laws from Yale University, and a Doctor of Laws (SJD) from Harvard University. He is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus at Princeton University, and was Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2001–04). He retired from teaching in 2001.

Falk has published a number of books and essays analyzing the legality of the Vietnam War and other military operations. With regard to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he wrote that it is “inescapable that an objective observer would reach the conclusion that this Iraq War is a war of aggression, and as such, that it amounts to a Crime against Peace of the sort for which surviving German leaders were indicted, prosecuted and punished at the Nuremberg trials conducted shortly after the Second World War.”

He is a member of the Editorial Boards of The Nation and The Progressive, and Chair of the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He is a former advisory board member of the World Federalist Institute and the American Movement for World Government. He is Distinguished Visiting Professor in Global & International Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara.


5 posted on 10/28/2012 4:29:37 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Who is this anti-Zionist pig, Falk ?

Anti-semite 9/11 truther.

Falk has long been a controversial figure. In 2011 he wrote on his blog that there had been an “apparent cover-up” by US authorities over the September 11 attacks, and also posted an anti-Semitic cartoon, which was later removed.

Also, he admitted he will not report on Hamas' atrocities.

“You are charged with the responsibility to judge Israel’s behavior in the occupied territories, but your title is special rapporteur of the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories,” Avni said.

“As such have you noticed during your travels to the region any violation of human rights by the Palestinian Authority that is controlling most of the cities in the West Bank, and even more so by Hamas that controls all of Gaza? “Do you think that the last three days of [rocket] attacks from Gaza into Israel constitute any human rights violations?” Avni asked.

Falk responded that this mandate limited him to Israeli violations in the occupied territories.

6 posted on 10/28/2012 4:32:51 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: BlueStateRightist

Ah, what else ? A radical leftist self-hating Jew who works for the destruction of the Jewish state and helps brainwash youngsters. Despicable.


7 posted on 10/28/2012 4:33:19 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: expat1000
"Falk responded that this mandate limited him to Israeli violations in the occupied territories."

What a hypocrite. It reminds me of the time someone phoned the notorious far-left Southern Poverty Law Center and wanted to report a "hate" crime by the left. The person who answered said they weren't equipped (allowed) to investigate such matters.

8 posted on 10/28/2012 4:39:31 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; All

>>He is a member of the Editorial Boards of The Nation and The Progressive, and Chair of the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

I believe that foundation is a Soros front.


9 posted on 10/28/2012 4:40:24 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Soros. Why am I not surprised ? The proverbial cherry on top.


10 posted on 10/28/2012 4:44:32 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BlueStateRightist; expat1000
tl;dr: He's a kapo.
11 posted on 10/28/2012 4:46:57 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: expat1000
The enemy of the Republic is WITHIN......in the White House, the State Department and the Department of Defense.....in several key high military positions.......at the desks of several dozen unelected, powerful czars.......in the nests of millions of illegals spread across the country.......in the executive suites and editorial offices of the Main Stream Media......in the halls of liberal academia.......and within the cold walls of the UN building in New York.

How many American citizens are even half aware of the dangers eddying within our gates?

Leni

12 posted on 10/28/2012 4:55:49 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: expat1000
The enemy of the Republic is WITHIN......in the White House, the State Department and the Department of Defense.....in several key high military positions.......at the desks of several dozen unelected, powerful czars.......in the nests of millions of illegals spread across the country.......in the executive suites and editorial offices of the Main Stream Media......in the halls of liberal academia.......and especially within the cold walls of the UN building in New York.

How many American citizens are even half aware of the dangers eddying within our gates?

Leni

13 posted on 10/28/2012 4:56:46 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: expat1000

we should all demand they leave and certainly not over see any elections anywhere. The UN is a terrorist organization


14 posted on 10/28/2012 5:11:19 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: expat1000

No, the election observers are the OSCE.


15 posted on 10/28/2012 5:37:03 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Unam Sanctam

>>No, the election observers are the OSCE.

Right. Thanks.


16 posted on 10/28/2012 5:46:22 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Another PoS Ivy League lawyer, coincidentally the type both US political parties are infested and often found “serving” as lifelong incumbents.


17 posted on 10/28/2012 6:00:30 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: expat1000

What did we would expect would come from the UN = United Nazis?


18 posted on 10/28/2012 6:42:58 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: fanfan; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks expat1000.
19 posted on 10/29/2012 2:11:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: expat1000; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...

Canada Ping!


20 posted on 10/29/2012 4:40:53 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Thanks for the ping.


21 posted on 10/29/2012 6:35:11 PM PDT by GOPJ ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbOuxqK2T34)
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22 posted on 10/30/2012 10:47:50 AM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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