Canada has called for the removal of a top U.N. official who accused Israel of having “genocidal intentions” against Palestinians.

Ottawa “completely rejects and condemns” the “appalling” remarks made by Richard Falk, U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said in a statement.

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Canada has previously called for Falk to be fired “for his numerous outrageous and anti-Semitic statements,” Baird said, “and these [latest] comments underscore once more the complete and total absurdity of his service as a UN Special Rapporteur.”

Baird again called on the U.N. Human Rights Council “to remove Falk from his position immediately.”

In a Dec. 15 interview on Russia’s English television news channel RT, Falk was asked about a past article he had written in which he said that Israel was “slouching toward nothing less than a Palestinian holocaust.”

Falk told RT, “When you target a group, an ethnic group and inflict this kind of punishment upon them, you are in effect nurturing a kind of criminal intention that is genocidal.”

Baird said the comments not only “undermine the fundamental values of the United Nations, they also belittle the terrible genocides that have tragically taken place throughout history and around the world.”

Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor also attacked Falk’s statements, The Jerusalem Post reported.

“This man has already branded himself as the radical version of extremism,” Palmor said.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. There really is a worldwide agenda on this issue and the best we seem able to come up with is a very inadequate response of 'catchup'..
    This is not just a matter of lone nutcases spouting their own hate message..
    If we think that is the case we will never understand what is going on, and continue repeating hopeless and helpless catchup stratagems until the game is finally over and we lose. And whose fault will that be? Don't blame our enemies they're just doing what comes naturally. We really should take a more intelligent look at the whole problem or we will never understand it.

  2. bullying is like dancing 'It takes two toTango' and as long as Israel follows the lead of those who do not respect her she will never find respect!
    The European Jew tried to assimilate and that led to the holocaust. She should recognise her God given right and responsibility to stand against those haters and forget about winning them around. Like the bullied kid in the playground, that is the only option

  3. Richard Falk must resign immediately. The UN, while being accused of biased positions against, still stands as the worlds representative of equal human rights for all it's inhabitants. Inflaming untrue remarks by one of it's members is highly inappropriate and revealing of a biased point of view.

  4. Well Aviva If the UN is the worlds rep on equal human rights and overlooking the false preaching of one? of its champions is the best way to go,;Reminds me of, ' lets just stay in Berlin and wait for Adolf to be removed.' That was the thinking long long ago. Sounds like the epitome of slow learning to me…

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