As a professor of International Law at Princeton, he visited Iranian Revolution leader Ayatollah Khomeini at his home in exile in France and wrote in The New York Times in 1979, after Khomeini had returned to Iran, “The depiction of him as fanatical, reactionary and the bearer of crude prejudices seems certainly and happily false.”
He continued to imagine that the Revolution was “based, for the most part, on nonviolent tactics.”
To his credit, Falk later admitted he was wrong and said that the Khomeini’s regime was “the most terroristic since Hitler.”
Hitler and Nazism comes up often in his rhetoric, especially when talking about “apartheid” Israel.
He warned in 2007 that Israel may be planning a Holocaust in the same way Nazi Germany did. Falk stated that “the comparison should not be viewed as literal,” but in the following year, he compared “Israeli actions in Gaza to those of the Nazis.”
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
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