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Monday, December 17, 2012

Richard Falk's Role in UN: Against Israel

Nadene Goldfoot
It's hard to understand where all the hatred for Israel comes from that 82 year old Jewish Richard Falk, UN  Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Palestinian Territories from 1967 member displays.  He declares himself to be a "proud, self-hating Jew," and writes with "contempt" of "the Jew in me," and describes himself as "a strong opponent" of "Jewish-ness."  Because of his own psychological mishugas, he is helping to turn most of the world against Jews and Israel.  Yet the USA hasn't pulled him out of the UN because of his one-sidedness.  Jews are not the only ones shaking their heads over his actions.

Prime Minister Cameron of Britain and Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned him for an antisemitic act of posting a cartoon on his own website "showing a dog wearing a Jewish head covering with the Mogen David on it, and with "USA" written on its body, urinating on a depiction of justice and devouring a bloody skeleton."

He is also accusing Israel of planning a Palestinian Holocaust with no facts supporting this.   He is one of the world's most high-profile 9/11 conspiracy theorists and lets his name be used to those accusing the US government of planning the Twin Towers to fall as a pretext to launch wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  One of his close friends is David Ray Griffin who has written 12 books as the Twin Towers being an inside job.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued an unprecedented condemnation of Falk's 9/11 remarks.  Moon said they were preposterous and an affront to the memory of the over 3,000 people who died in the attack.  So did Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the UN, and said Falk was despicable and deeply offensive with his one-sided and politicized approach with his noxious words and that he shouldn't continue in his position.  Good for Susan Rice!

 Especially noticeable is the fact that Falk supports Hamas, a terrorist organization recognized as such by the USA!  His personal mandate is to investigate only "Israel's violations."  He repeatedly appears on the "" show of Kevin Barrett, another 9/11 conspiracy theorist and Holocaust skeptic who is against the "ethnic Jews" who run Washington and the media.  Falk endorsed Barrett's "good work" while praising Iranian tyrant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

There is a very anti-Semitic book called "The Wandering Who" by Gilad Atzmon, a study of Jewish Identity Politics.  Falk wrote in it that it is a transformative story told with unflinching integrity that all (especially Jews) who care about real peace, as well as their own identity, should not only read, but reflect upon and discuss widely.  Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor and lawyer, calls it a virulently anti-Semitic book in which the author boasts about drawing "insights from a man who...was an anti-Semite as well as a radical misogynist," a hater of "almost everything that fails to be Aryan masculinity," and this man is Richard Falk. The British Foreign Office even protested to the UN and had serious concerns over Falk's endorsement.

He's promoting the boycotting of Israel, and stopping the awarding of Israeli contracts.  He's trying to get world cooperation to defend Gazans from Israeli assaults.  He must think it perfectly fine for Israel to have been shelled with mortars, missiles and rockets since 20001 by Gazan terrorists and that Israel has no rights to counter such attacks.  Such an attitude is also that of a former friend who thinks any material defending Israel is Nazi material while Israelis are the Nazis because more Gazans are killed than Israelis in these attacks.  His attitude most likely comes from people like Falk.

We just finished celebrating Chanukah, a time of remembering the Macabees who fought for our freedom against the Syrian Greeks.   Richard Falk, Norman Finklestein, Noam Chomsky and 400 Reform Rabbis in America who, last year, signed a public letter demanding that Israel capitulate to Arab demands even though those Arabs have Charters that call for the destruction of Israel.  They have no concept of what our religion is all about or the holidays that teach about them.  They have in their little minds that Netanyahu is Antiochus and the Maccabees are the modern Muslims.  So to them Israel is the hated oppressor.

I think we have all met such a person; bright but not disciplined enough to read history or much of anything else seriously, but is quick to cough up their own opinions about events they really don't have a clue about to understand.  They learn to get negative attention from their outlandish ideas that can even harm their own parents.  I'm beginning to think this man was switched at birth. He is already biased against Jews and Israel and should have no role in deciding anything about Israel's future.  Why hasn't he been fired from the UN?


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