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Canada Wants U.N. Official Ousted Over ‘Palestinian Holocaust’ Comment

By: JTA

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.

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 Responses to “Canada Wants U.N. Official Ousted Over ‘Palestinian Holocaust’ Comment”

  1. Barry Jones says:

    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. Anonymous says:

    Not a surprise from a dysfunctional UN which has become another voice of anti-semitism in a world where atisemites are more and more welcome

  3. Barry Jones says:

    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

  4. Joe khoury says:

    As a canadian i feel proud of the foriegn policies we have adopted with our current Harper government . The rest of the world needs to be more vocal against antisemetism .

  5. Aryeh Sax says:

    The US should cut UN support back to about only to the average of the 193 members. If the members cannot pick up the difference remove them.

  6. Barry Jones says:

    How long will it be before we all recognise what's happened in America. Lets face it there's a New World on the horizon, and National entities aren't really part of its' plan

  7. Barry Jones says:

    I agree with you Joe, Canada duz gud. But will idealism be enough when the pressure is really laid on?

  8. JoAnn Morris says:

    Anyone heard the U.S. make a statement on this!!! Shame!!

  9. The rockets from Gaza are love notes.

  10. Joe Khoury says:

    Falk is a self professed anti-Semite who works for the UN. What does that speak of United Nations ? There are millions of Falks out there who are too smart to admit their ignorance….

  11. Joe Khoury says:

    Canadians have fought 2 world wars for idealism.!

  12. It has to take a Canadian to articulate the truth. What happened to you, USA?

  13. The United Arab Nations is a total disaster as an organization. American tax dollars should stop supporting the hatred spewed by that group of vipers. The UN should get out of NY and should become non-existent.
    Helen Freedman

  14. This bastard idiot, is making the Israel hater, Obama very happy.
    Wow, USA has another tree years ofObama.

  15. 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.

  16. Barry Jones says:

    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…

  17. That's not such a tough question, Mr. Lowoski. The million dollar question is can we restore the USA?

  18. Just a quick comment, Joe. The Falks are not ignorant, they're evil. They hate others, hate themselves and their backgronds. People have attempted to define the malady and its cause; it's all a guess.

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