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More anti-Semitism at the U.N.: ADL calls on top official to condemn

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is calling on the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay to condemn and remove the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian territories, Richard Falk, from his position for posting an anti-Semitic cartoon – depicting Jews as unjust, bloodthirsty dogs – on his blog.

On June 29th, Falk posted the cartoon in question of a menacing dog in a Jewish scull cap labeled “USA,” urinating on Lady Justice while eating human flesh and bones. The cartoon was later removed.

According to the ADL, the cartoon shows Falk’s bias against Israel and is part of a larger pattern of anti-Jewish bias.

“Mr. Falk has a long record of incendiary and blatantly biased criticism of Israel, including statements comparing Israeli defense measures to Nazi atrocities,” Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director wrote in a letter to Pillay. “In a 2008 BBC interview he defended his comparison of Israel treatment of Palestinians in Gaza as a “Holocaust.”

The ADL believe his actions are indefensible.

“This cartoon is blatantly anti-Semitic and conveys the message that Jews and Americans care little about what is just and moral,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “While Mr. Falk writes on this blog in his personal and not professional capacity, the message of hatred in this cartoon nonetheless directly contravenes the principles of the Human Rights Council and of the United Nations itself.”

Falk apologized Wednesday for posting the cartoon on his blog and said that he had not realized it would be deemed anti-Semitic.

“To be clear, I oppose any denigration of a people based on ethnicity, race, religion, stage of development, and believe in the human dignity of all people in their individual and collective identity,” Falk wrote on his blog. “Beyond this, if we are to have a sustainable human future we must also make peace with nature, and treat animals with as much respect as possible.”

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  • MarkJMills

    Falk’s statement that “he had not realized it would be deemed anti-Semitic” is the most horrifying line in this article. How can anyone with a smitch of judgment or conscience or morality not look at that piece of filth and NOT realize it’s pure anti-Semitic hatred? That Falk holds the position he does says everything one needs to know about the UN.

    US out of the UN…NOW!!

  • Iowa48

    “To be clear, I oppose any denigration of a people based on ethnicity, race, religion, stage of development, and believe in the human dignity of all people in their individual and collective identity,” Falk wrote on his blog. “Beyond this, if we are to have a sustainable human future we must also make peace with nature, and treat animals with as much respect as possible.”

    The awkwardness of his statement reveals that Falk is encoding his speech in this statement. As a high ranking agent for the anti-semitic UN, Falk is cynically amusing himself and his colleagues within the Arab bloc at the UN. Note that he does not say that he opposes denigration of the Jewish people or the Israelis, but uses the generic term “people.”

    Rabid anti-semites like Falk and Pillay and the UN-azis are infamous for not considering Jews to be people. Goebbels built entire propaganda campaigns on that premise.

    And how does that portion of his statement regarding treating “animals with as much respect as possible” have any context at all with the issue. I would conclude that it appears to be out of context because he is again cynically encoding his speech with the age old saw of the genocidal Aryans i.e. Jews are animals. In the UN-azi world that the Arab-bloc and Pillay and Falk inhabit, treating the “animals” with as much respect as possible means that they will be “courteously” escorted into the gas chambers, at least as much as possible.

    Financial support and membership in the UN is probably just about the most degenerate and self-destructive thing that the US has ever done or will ever do.

  • kingfish

    THEY DARE NOT SPEAK ITS NAME – ROTHSCHILD ZIONISM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlEX1xD1wtM

    MOSSAD/CIA MURDERED U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ http://www.federaljack.com/?p=19311

  • kingfish

    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE ISRAELI MOSSAD
    http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=208875

    This author states the Mossad deployed the Stuxnet virus in Iran and Fukushima which prevented the Japanese from stopping the radiation outflow, and warns against their doing the same thing in America.
    I think they already have. We have 2 nuclear plants surrounded by floods in Minot, ND and seeping into the water.

    Anti-semitism? These war-mongering Khazars were run out of every country because of their trouble-making. Their “real” home country is around Georgia in Russia.