ZOA Condemns Israel-Basher U.N.’s Richard Falk’s Lies Against Israel
March 22, 2011

Falk claimed 9/11 inside job by Americans



ZOA Condemns Israel-Basher U.N.’s Richard Falk’s

Lies Against Israel



The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has condemned Richard Falk, the special rapporteur of the United Nations on the Palestinians, who has told the U.N. Human Rights Council that Israel is committing ethnic cleansing in eastern Jerusalem. Falk’s statements was made as the Council prepared a resolution condemning the building of Jewish homes in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. Falk called the Council’s attention to what he said was the intensifying deterioration of human rights in eastern Jerusalem, pointing to the increasing number of Jews moving into homes in the area and Palestinians being expelled from their homes by courts after challenges to their property ownership and claiming that this situation “can only be described in its cumulative impact as a form of ethnic cleansing” (‘U.N.’s Falk says Israel is committing “ethnic cleansing,”’ Jewish Telegraphic Agency, March 21, 2011).


ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “Richard Falk is a veteran Israel-basher and conspiracy theorist who believes, among other things that 9/11 was an inside job by the Americans. He has excused terrorist acts within the U.S. if they were committed on behalf of causes he approved, like supporting communist North Vietnam. He has participated in a previous UN fact-finding mission that claimed that suicide bombing is a valid form of warfare that can be used against Israel. Such a man is beyond the pale and while that may explain why the UN has made repeated use of him, it indicates why his testimony must be condemned.


“Nothing better exemplifies the perversion of legal norms in favor of indicting Israel than Falk’s claim that Jews merely moving into houses in close proximity to Arabs, or Jews claiming property found in law courts to be their property, represents ethnic cleansing. The obsessive Israel-basher and supporter of the Palestinian cause of Israel’s elimination cannot tolerate the existence of a sovereign Jewish state of Israel in which Jews move into homes in their ancient religious, legal and historical capital.”


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