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June 11, 2013
Israel Matzav: ‘Palestinian Authority’ wanted Falk fired
A Wikileaks cable shows that in 2010, the ‘Palestinian Authority’ asked that UN ‘human rights council’ special envoy Richard Falk be fired… because he was too pro-Hamas (Hat Tip: Elder of Ziyon). The cable was written by Douglas Griffiths, then the American charge d’affaires in Geneva.

Elder of Ziyon: Richard Falk justifies and supports Hamas rockets

February 7, 2013

(h/t Missing Peace)(EOZ)

(Man In Glass House Dress In Basement)

I had missed this essay from December by Richard Falk.
It is always interesting to see a special rapporteur of the UN justify targeting Jews – and for a supposed expert on international law to say that the laws themselves are insufficient in allowing the right of Hamas to shoot rockets at Jewish civilians:

There is no doubt that Hamas’s reliance on rockets fired in the direction of Israeli civilian population centers are violations of international humanitarian law, and should be condemned as such, but even this condemnation is not without its problematic aspects. The Goldstone Report did condemn the reliance of these rockets in a typically decontextualized manner, that is, without reference to the unlawfulness of the occupation, including its pronounced reliance on collective punishment in the form of the blockade as well as arbitrary violent incursions, frequent military overflights, and a terrifying regime of subjugation that imparts on Palestinians a sense of total vulnerability and helplessness. The Goldstone Report also was silent as to the nature and extent of a Palestinian right of resistance. Such unconditional condemnations of Hamas as ‘a terrorist organization’ are unreasonably one-sided to the extent that Palestinian moral, political, and legal rights of resistance are ignored and Israel’s unlawful policies are not considered. This issue also reveals a serious deficiency in international humanitarian law, especially, as here, in the context of a prolonged occupation that includes many violations of the most fundamental and inalienable rights of an occupied people. The prerogatives of states are upheld, while those of peoples are overlooked or treated as non-existent.
It is also relevant to take note of the absence of alternative means available to the Palestinians to uphold their rights under international law and to challenge the abuses embedded in Israeli occupation policies. Israel with its drones, Apache helicopters, F-16 fighter aircraft, Iron Dome, and so forth enjoys the luxury of choosing its targets at will, but Palestinians have no such option. For them it is either using the primitive and indiscriminate weaponry at their disposal or essentially giving in to an intolerable status quo. To repeat, this does not make Hamas rockets lawful, but does it make such reliance wrong, given the overall context of violence that includes absolute impunity for Israeli violations of international criminal law? What are we to do with international law when it is invoked only to control the behavior of the weaker party?
It gives perspective to imagine the situation being reversed as it was during the Nazi occupation of France or the Netherlands during World War II. Resistance fighters were uniformly perceived in the liberal West as unconditional heroes, and no critical attention was given as to whether the tactics used unduly imperiled innocent civilian lives. Those who lost their lives in such a resistance were honored as martyrs. Mashaal and other Hamas leaders have made similar arguments on several occasions, in effect asking what Palestinians are supposed to do in the exercise of resistance given their circumstances, which have persisted for so long, given the failures of traditional diplomacy and the UN to secure their rights under international law.

Falk is admitting that Hamas terror rockets aimed at Israeli civilians are unlawful – but he cannot say that they are wrong! You see, Hamas is just like the French and Dutch resistance fighters!The major argument Falk advances is that Khaled Meshal’s statements in Arabic flatly stating his desire to destroy Israel should also be “contextualized” and his ambiguous statements to the Western media being misinterpreted as showing flexibility should be what we believe.
Oh, and he is again not above lying with statistics:

Although not the whole story, the one-sided ratio of deaths as between Israel and Palestine is a good first approximation of comparative responsibility over the period of Hamas ascendancy in Gaza, and it is striking. For instance, between the ceasefire in 2009 and the Israeli attack in November 2012, 271 Palestinians were killed and not a single Israeli. [B’Teselm [sic] report]

Actually, B’tzelem counts 4 Israeli fatalities from Gaza in that time period.But moreover, looking at the details of B’Tselem’s statistics for that time period, we see that the vast majority of Gazans killed were terrorists! 200 of them were either actively engaged in hostilities against Israel (165) or targeted as leaders of terror groups (35)! Of the remainder, a large percentage were either smugglers in tunnels killed during air raids, Arabs trying to sneak into Israel or found directly next to the perimeter fence, or rock-throwing protesters. (Also, 45 Gazans killed by other Gazans, and 14 executed by Hamas.)
Then again, why should anyone be surprised when someone who clearly supports terrorism as legitimate “resistance” is also a liar?

Just when you thought they couldn’t sink any lower: ‘Human Rights Watch’ hires a real anti-Semite

December 18, 2012

United Nations Watch writes a letter to ‘Human Rights Watch’ protesting the latter making the shmuck who published the cartoon above on his blog a member of ‘Human Rights Watch’s board.

Dear Mr. Roth,
We are shocked to discover that Richard Falk—the U.N. official whose antisemitic remarks and 9/11 conspiracy theories have been condemned by British Prime Minister David Cameron, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay—is a board member of your organization.
By legitimizing this racist and enemy of human rights, your organization undermines its own founding principles. We urge you to remove him immediately.
According to your website, Mr. Falk is a member of Human Rights Watch’s prestigious Santa Barbara Committee, composed of prominent citizens who play a key role in your organization’s global work.
We find it astonishing that Mr. Falk would be rewarded by such a prestigious position with Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s largest human rights organizations.
As a keen follower of the U.N. and its Human Rights Council, you surely know the following:
That Falk is so extreme in his support for the Hamas terrorist organization that even the Palestinian Authority—as revealed in a Wikleaks cable, and which Falk himself admits—has sought to remove him, on grounds that he is a “partisan of Hamas“;
That Falk last week published an article attempting to downplay, reinterpret and justify the latest call by Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal to destroy Israel;
That Falk last year published on his website an antisemitic cartoon showing a dog wearing a Jewish head covering, and with “USA” written on its body, urinating on a depiction of justice and devouring a bloody skeleton;
That Falk was condemned for this antisemitic act by British Prime Minister Cameron;
That UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay also condemned Falk’s cartoon as “antisemitic”;
That Falk now provides the cover endorsement of a virulently antisemitic book, “The Wandering Who,” whose author, as documented by Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz in The New Republic, 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,” declares himself a “proud, self-hating Jew,” writes with “contempt” of “the Jew in me,” and describes himself as “a strong opponent” of “Jewish-ness”;
That, only two months ago, Falk was condemned for endorsing this antisemitic book by the British Foreign Office, which protested to the U.N. and expressed its “serious concerns”;

Read the whole thing.

The PLO’s "acceptance" of two states, 1977

May 5, 2012
( Said Hamami)

From (EOZ) JTA, February 28, 1977: In London, Said Hammami, the PLO’s representative there, said in an interview today in the Observer that the Palestine National Council when it meets in Cairo March 12 cannot amend the charter because it represents ideology rather than a practical program
However, he said the PLO is ready to accept two states in Palestine “because since 1948 there has been a new factor, the Israeli people, not the Jewish people.” But he said that Israel cannot survive in the long run as a Jewish State but will eventually become a Hebrew-speaking corner of the Arab world.
Hammami listed three points that comprise the PLO policy: a demand for complete withdrawal of Israel from occupied territory; that the West Bank and the Gaza Strip be handed over to the Palestinians to form an independent state under the PLO with the option later of deciding whether it wanted to join with Jordan and/or Syria; and the recognition of the right of all Palestinians to return to their homes, although this right might not be exercised “for a number of years.”

Over the past 35 years Israel has changed its position drastically towards concessions to the PLO – and the PLO has not changed its position one iota towards peace with Israel.
It still considers Israel a temporary anomaly; it still rejects the idea of a Jewish state or of “two states for two peoples;” it still insists on the “right” to have millions of Arabs immigrate to Israel to destroy it demographically.
The only difference is that 35 years ago they were explicit about their ultimate goal of using the territories as a stage in the ultimate destruction of Israel, and after Oslo they pretend that they really want peace. Yet in Arabic they are still quite clear, and their people know it.
And in the 35 years of Israel giving up land, making unilateral concessions and accepting the concept of two states, it has not moderated the Arabs one tiny bit from their hard-line position of 1977 – which is in fact identical to the infamous 1974 Phased Plan for the destruction of Israel, piece by piece.

 some things don’t change

(More shameful BBC propaganda against Israel from Falk) His abilities as a judge of events and character are also amply demonstrated by his musings on Islamist mass murderer Ayatollah Khomeini, who led the Iranian revolution and then unleashed a reign of terror. Back in 1979, Falk’s view was that the new regime in Iran “may yet provide us with a desperately-needed model of humane governance for a third-world country.

Falk’s ‘apology’

July 16, 2011
Media_http3bpblogspot_wdqcgWe must . . .. treat animals with as much respect as possible.” Falk here appears not only to be equating animals with human beings, but to be apologizing for his cartoon’s insult to Jews as well as dogs.  Do these mutterings truly befit someone the UN Human Rights Council has chosen to employ as an expert on human rights? via unwatch.org

Memories of Leftist academia help me understand why so many enemies are Jewish. There is a wink wink elitism in schools. Wink wink I’m a Jewish con artist, you are a  Jew con artist… we need to save the poor because we are privileged. it really is racist bigotry, but at the same time these bad boys like each other because they both see each other as bad Jews.  I know it is hard for non Jews to understand… but it is a thugocracy… and self hating Jews see each other as the biggest thugs.  Strangely they see themselves as evil… and see their Jewish peers as evil,,, and yet they further themselves and their community who they see as necessary evils.  Ironically in this system… a lot of Gentiles who they claim to identify with are victimized and their talents are not recognized.  very ironic. The gentiles are seen as stupid pleasant natured peasants… the ideal,,, and yet they further their own rat race of leftist dirty Jews (using their language here).

Before he deleted it: Richard Falk’s anti-Semitic cartoon at View from Geneva

July 8, 2011

…after he denied posting_the anti-Semitic cartoon, Richard Falk has deleted it. Even Fatah wants to get rid of Richard Falk! To see what Falk’s original post looked like with the cartoon: via U.N. Watch …Click here for the Google cache. (This snapshot may not be registered forever.) and Click here for a screen capture. or Click here for the print-out as sent today to UN rights chief Navi Pillay (last page of the attachment) …Falk’s problem is not only with Judaism. He disdains faith communities per se, defaming them as “tribes,” whose doctrine “unconsciously and indirectly gives rise to the murderous mentality of warfare and gives a moral and religious edge to many forms of persecution, culminating in a variety of inquisitions.” In his mind however Falk sees the Jews as the initiators of the idea of a singular higher power. He is right in that for sure the Jews started the idea of singular goal thinking or as those who believe in truth call it objectivity. If one wanted to advance the idea of Post-Ism, Post Modern or Post Marxist thought it would certainly be threatened by Judaism.

Latest Richard Falk slander: "IDF sexually abuses PalArab kids"

March 23, 2011

Does anyone
Richard Falk?
The very same Richard Falk
who applauded the Iranian Revolution
in 1978. The Richard Falk
who encouraged Jimmy Carter
to embrace Ayatollah Khomeini
as a man of the people?

Richard Falk has outdone himself again in his never ending quest to demonize Israel.
His latest report to the UN Human Rights Council includes this passage:

The continued reports of inhumane and degrading treatment, including sexual assault, of children in detention is further deplorable….In the Ariel settlement in the occupied West Bank, children reported that they had been given electric shocks by Israeli interrogators in the settlement. The children, one as young as 14 years of age, were each accused of throwing stones at a settler bypass road in the occupied West Bank. Following the electric shocks, the boys provided their interrogators with confessions, although they maintained their innocence. In May 2010, a 14-year-old boy reported that his interrogator in the Israeli settlement block of Gush Etzion, in the occupied West Bank, attached car battery jump leads to the boy’s genitals and threatened to electrify the cable. After further abuse, the boy confessed to throwing stones, although he maintains his innocence.