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B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:

B’nai B’rith International is appalled by the latest anti-Israel comments of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) special rapporteur on the Palestinian territories Richard Falk, who accused Israel of “genocidal” intentions toward the Palestinians in an interview on the Russia-based television network RT.

Canada has—once again—called for Falk’s dismissal, pointing out that his remarks underscore the absurdity of his role at the United Nations, which continues to be a blight on the UNHRC. B’nai B’rith applauds Canada’s call for his removal, as we have continually monitored Falk’s anti-Israel agitation and urged the termination of his mandate at the world body.

In a Dec. 19 post on his personal blog, Falk celebrated a Palestinian “Legitimacy War” against Israel, even such a war that “does not imply renunciation of violence.” Earlier this year, Falk also blamed the Boston Marathon bombings on American support for Israel. 

Falk consistently undermines the credibility of the United Nations human rights apparatus, and should thus finally be removed from his post.