Wednesday, April 9, 2014
As Richard Falk Departs UN, What About His Replacement?
Earlier this week, the outgoing UN special rapporteur for human rights in the Palestinian territories, Richard Falk, spoke at San Diego State University. I was not present, and I have not yet received a report on what kind of one-sided propaganda he most likely gave to the SDSU students. Falk is so one-sided against Israel that even the Obama administration welcomes his departure. Worse than that, he has supported people who espouse the 9-11 conspiracy theories that our own government, George Bush, or the Israelis actually carried out the attack against the twin towers. He even blames the US for the Boston Marathon attack. In short, Richard Falk is a crackpot. Of course, that doesn't disqualify him from speaking on a college campus. Far from it.
But who will his replacement be? It appears it will be someone just as bad.
One thing you can count on: The UN will never give a fair break to Israel.