B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International is outraged and disgusted by the latest anti-Israel comments of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) special rapporteur on the Palestinian territories Richard Falk, who took to the Internet over the weekend to blame the Boston Marathon bombings on the United States’ foreign policy and, more specifically, its “compliant ear” in regard to Israel.
On April 21, Foreign Policy Journal published an “article” written by Falk in which he associates the April 15 bombings that killed 3 and injured 170 others with America’s dealings overseas and an alleged willingness to act on behalf of the Israeli government.
We once again call for Falk’s removal from his position within the UNHRC. His latest string of inflammatory remarks—whether it be on the Internet or in one of his “reports” to the council—has no place in the United Nations and his continued presence at the UNHRC further undermines the credibility of the system.
He is a vigorous supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions anti-Israel movement and has a long history of outrageous statements and actions, including suggestions that the U.S. government may have been involved in the 9/11 attacks and his posting of an anti-Semitic cartoon on his blog.
Falk continues to be an embarrassment for the world body, and thus, should be removed from his post.