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UN Official Calling to Boycott Firms Doing Business with Israel Chided for Openly Anti-Semitic Views

Folk recommended that businesses profiting from the 'settlement enterprise' should be boycotted. But the British government protested his “anti-Semitic” remarks.

U.N. Special Rapporteur and amateur anti-Semite Richard Falk

U.N. Special Rapporteur and amateur anti-Semite Richard Falk.

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In a letter to Secretary-General Ban, ADL condemned Mr. Falk’s latest report for focusing on private corporations doing business in Israel – one of the hallmarks of the international boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign to pressure companies doing business with Israel. ADL strongly urged Mr. Ban to withdraw his transmittal of Mr. Falk’s report to the General Assembly’s Third Committee and to publicly distance himself from Falk’s “biased and offensive behavior.”

“The United Nations should not be complicit in this wholly unjustified effort to single out Israel,” Mr. Foxman wrote in a sharply worded letter to Mr. Ban on the eve of the session devoted to Mr. Falk’s report. “We believe you should have prevented the Secretariat from being a party to Mr. Falk’s anti-Israel agenda. Mr. Falk’s entire tenure as Special Rapporteur has served to undermine the credibility of the institution of the United Nations.”

In 2008 ADL strenuously objected to Mr. Falk’s appointment as Special Rapporteur and, more recently, lodged a complaint with the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights over his use of Nazi comparisons to castigate the Jewish state.

JTA, UN Watch and ADL content was used in this article.

“My main recommendation is that the businesses highlighted in the report – as well as the many other businesses that are profiting from the Israeli settlement enterprise – should be boycotted until they bring their operations into line with international human rights and humanitarian law and standards,” Falk said Thursday. But, earlier this week, the British government protested to the U.N. the “anti-Semitic” remarks made by Falk

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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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51 Responses to “UN Official Calling to Boycott Firms Doing Business with Israel Chided for Openly Anti-Semitic Views”

  1. The whole world is blowing apart with hate.This people with sick mind and hatred has nothing better to do but to spread hate against Isreal for defending it self against this sic k radical hate mongers.

  2. Chaiya Eitan says:

    This Richard Falk is no different from the Nazis who told Germans to boycott Jewish businesses.

  3. Michael Dar says:

    Ugly, immoral, despicable, dirty old man…the so-called Israeli settlements provides a livelihood to thousands of Fakestinians which the PA is unable to provide..if he were really so concerned about "human rights" he would go after the real human right abusers in the world (3/4 of all member states in that useless UN) and every single one of Arab countries for that matter.

  4. Edward Lobel says:

    This man is dispicable!
    He has no place in education!
    Perhaps it would be best if Princeton were to take away his titles and release him from their employ!
    Boycotts work both ways. If a company is going to boycott Israel, then perhaps people hould boycott that compny.
    A company like HP which is in deep enough trouble to begin with while they undergo their transformation would be further hurt if people stoped using them as a supplier.

  5. Charlie Hall says:

    I was with you until your completely unnecessary "Fakestinian" nonsense.

  6. Charlie Hall says:

    Businesses and individuals who participate in boycotts of Israel a liable to civil and criminal penalties in the US.

    http://www.bis.doc.gov/complianceandenforcement/antiboycottcompliance.htm

  7. Is the boycott law constitutional after the Obamacare decision? Essentially the government is fining companies for NOT doing business with a country. And the fine is clearly not a tax.

  8. Baba Wawa says:

    Charlie Hall It's doesn't count if you declare to the world that you are Palestinians in 1964 if you didin't feel that way in 1948. Prior to 1948, if you called yourself a Palestinian, you were a Jew. Arabs were Arabs. They came from many different countries, like the Jews, but did not necessarily see themselves as a national entity called Palestinians. That came, as I said, in 1964.

  9. Philip Kafka says:

    And Charlie, let me take a wild guess by saying that Richard Falk is most certainly voting for your ole pal President Obama….. what do you think?!?! -pk

  10. Michael Dar says:

    What's the problem with "Fakestinians" there was after all never a sovereign, known country called Palestine nor any unic, specific ethnic group of people called Palestinians for that matter…politically motivated deceit which has become "reality" overnight on virtually no basis whatsoever…

  11. Anti-semitic like "THE BLACK MUSLIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE"* is doing everyday.
    So Obama must be boycotted from doing any business with Jewish people.
    * – quoted from Madonna.
    DEFEND FREEDOM DEFEAT OBAMA.

  12. Larry Lennhoff says:

    Individuals? Really? If I decide not to buy Israeli products I'm liable to civil and criminal penalties?

  13. Since when Charlie? The Park Slope food-co-op had to fight off in a vote a attempt by leftist to boycott imports from Israel

  14. Charlie Hall says:

    Shmuel Stephen Rockwerk Read the link.

  15. Charlie Hall says:

    There were people called "Palestinians" before there were people called "Israelis". You really don't want to go in this direction! It is non-productive at best, and at worst feeds our enemies who deny Israel's right to exist.

  16. Edward Lobel says:

    Nephtuli Taubenfeld I always thought that smart people went to Yashiva University! Imagine my dismay when I find out they allow stupid people to study there! The laws that were passed in 1976 and 1977 were aimed a companies that would not trade with Israel because they would honor a boycott.

    Your ignorance in trying to put some sort of blam on President Obama and trying to turn around the entire theme of the article and Charlie Hall's response shows me enough that you are foolish and now everyone knows it!

  17. Charlie Hall says:

    Yup. The "Obama is a Muslim" lie was created by notorious anti-Semite Andy Martin, who now has renounced it. Amazing that Jews will use an anti-Semite as a legitimate source.

  18. Charlie Hall says:

    Nephtuli Taubenfeld "Is the boycott law constitutional after the Obamacare decision? "

    Probably yes as it involves foreign policy. Individuals, businesses, and state and local governments are not permitted to have foreign policies.

  19. Edward Lobel says:

    Philip Kafka – you are out and out ignorat to try and blame President Obama for everything! The President honors and abides by the laws of 1976 and 1977 making it against U.S. law to participate in Boycotts against Israel.

    I hope you are not too stupid to understand that willard is standing behind President Obama's stance on Israel 100%!

    Read Jeffrey Goldberg's article in today's Jewish Week!

  20. Edward Lobel says:

    Larry Lennhoff According to the laws of 1976 and 1977 you would be liable!

  21. Edward Lobel says:

    Charlie Hall – Whether you cal them Palistianians or Israelis and which group was called that first is not the issue. I have always been und the impression that the real home of the Palistians is where Jordan is now located. While they are now called Israelis they were Hebrews long before that.

    I am completelyu with you on Jews should not argue amongst themselves becasue it does show weaknss to our "enemies"

  22. Edward Lobel says:

    Michael Dar – I agree with both you and Charlie. see my response to Charlie right above this. We need to stop arguing amongst ourselves a show a united front agains our enemies!

  23. "I always thought that smart people went to Yashiva University! Imagine my dismay when I find out they allow stupid people to study there! " This is a complete non-sequitor.

  24. Edward Lobel says:

    You are an idiot. President Obama is stronger on Israel then willard will ever be. Red Jeffrey Goldberg in today Jewish Week.

  25. Charlie Hall says:

    From the link:

    "Who Is Covered by the Laws?

    The antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) apply to the activities of U.S. persons in the interstate or foreign commerce of the United States. The term "U.S. person" includes all individuals, corporations and unincorporated associations resident in the United States, including the permanent domestic affiliates of foreign concerns. U.S. persons also include U.S. citizens abroad (except when they reside abroad and are employed by non-U.S. persons) and the controlled in fact affiliates of domestic concerns. The test for "controlled in fact" is the ability to establish the general policies or to control the day to day operations of the foreign affiliate.

    The scope of the EAR, as defined by Section 8 of the EAA, is limited to actions taken with intent to comply with, further, or support an unsanctioned foreign boycott."

  26. Falk is obviously an anti-Semitic DICK! He's wasting his final years with a deep embrace of his hatred! hopefully he will soooooon be in a veeeery WARM place!

  27. Unfortunately, he has "dip" immunity.

  28. Jen Beal says:

    Connie Mack from Florida wants the usa to stop funding the United Nations and kick them off Usa soil. sounds good to me.

  29. Todd Coldiron says:

    Sad waste of US taxpayer funds, to fund/employ this guy…imho

  30. Rc Fowler says:

    This man is despicable–and Americans should boycott any company who boycotts Israel!

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