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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Richard Falk posts cartoon of bloodthirsty dog wearing kipa on his blog

9/11 'truther' Richard Falk is the United Nations' 'Human Rights Council's permanent investigator of Israeli violations. Falk recently posted on his blog a cartoon featuring a bloodthirsty dog wearing a kipa (skullcap) of the type worn by Jews on its head. The cartoon incites hatred against Jews and Americans. UN Watch is demanding action from UN 'human rights' chief Navi Pillay, who has made anti-racism her primary focus. In January, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned Falk for using his blog to propagate the 9/11 conspiracy theory. US Ambassador Susan Rice said he should be fired. However, Ms. Pillay declined to speak out. Falk has also been barred from entering Israel, which he has compared to Nazis.

UN Watch has written the following letter to Navi Pillay, demanding that action be taken against Falk.
Ms. Navi Pillay
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10

July 6, 2011

Dear Madam High Commissioner,

We write to convey our grave concern over the publication of an overtly anti-Semitic cartoon by Richard Falk, an expert of the UN Human Rights Council. We urge you—as the highest moral authority of the UN human rights system—to condemn Mr. Falk’s actions, which constitute incitement to hatred and racial discrimination as defined under Articles 1 and 4 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Mr. Falk published the attached cartoon in his blog post of June 29. As you can see, it depicts a dog urinating on a woman symbolizing justice, and devouring a dead body with blood and bones spewing out of its mouth. The dog is shown in a garment marked “USA” and wearing a Kipa, the Jewish religious head covering, which is marked by a Star of David. The cartoon is manifestly anti-Semitic and, before a worldwide Internet audience, incites hatred against Jews as well as against Americans.
We are aware that mandate-holders are answerable only to the Council, and that Mr. Falk and his supporters will claim that the cartoon was published in his “personal capacity.” As you know, however, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in identical circumstances, unequivocally ruled that Mr. Falk has “a clear responsibility to uphold the high standards of the United Nations and the Council.” Accordingly, the Secretary-General twice condemned Mr. Falk for having propagated the 9/11 conspiracy theory and insulting the memory of the 3,000 victims of that attack. Likewise, in 2005, your predecessor, High Commissioner Louise Arbour did not hesitate to condemn expert Jean Ziegler for what she described as his “inflammatory” and “highly irresponsible” remarks.

For the UN human rights system to be credible in the fight against racism, its own representatives must not be allowed to incite hatred and racial discrimination with impunity. We urge you to speak out.

Sincerely,

Hillel C. Neuer
Executive Director
Don't hold your breath waiting for Pillay to do something. Just another UN embarrassment.

UPDATE 1:06 AM

Falk has denied posting the cartoon to his blog, but has not deleted it from his image data base. You can see a screen capture of the original post here.

For your further entertainment, here's Falk's twitter feed:

Could this finally be the end of Richard Falk's career at the 'human rights council'?

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6 Comments:

At 2:42 AM, Blogger Sparky the Wonder Dog said...

Carl, an amazing little קטע.

He goes from weinderdog I-was-hacked full blown denial mode at 10:38 ("it is a complete lie. I know nothing about such a cartoon,and would never publish such a thing ever") to a complete reversal at 10:54--sure he posted it but really is it so bad? ("I certainly didn't realize that it could be viewed as anti-semitic, and still do not realize")..

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

Simply another "Dick". There are so many lately.

I have a shidduch for Falk.

 
At 11:06 AM, Blogger jlevyellow said...

Falk's twitter feed is more revealing of his unusual mental state than is the nature of the cartoon. His definition of Antisemitism is so narrow as seemingly to exclude material that most neutral observers would easily classify as such.

My concept of Mr. Falk's limited definition of Antisemitism is that the threatening content must be directed at people who are of Jewish origins like himself but who reject their own background in an attempt to save themselves from condemnation. By maintaining the narrowest of definitions of Antisemitism, Mr. Falk reveals the fear in his heart of being from the Tribe of Israel and yet being unable to wash himself clean of those unalterable circumstances of the accident of his birth in spite of his best efforts.

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger Chayma said...

JLevyyellow, I didn't understand your comment.

 
At 9:15 PM, Blogger john echols said...

Go Falk go! Piss on the establishment Zionists who runs the largest prison camp in the world – Fee Palestine now, you bunch of racist hypocrites.

 
At 9:16 PM, Blogger john echols said...

Go Falk go! Piss on the establishment Zionists who runs the largest prison camp in the world – Fee Palestine now, you bunch of racist hypocrites.

 

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