By The Associated Press Posted Oct.27, 2012 “CBC” (I have abbreviated the article)
Canada and the Zionist state call for the resignation of Richard Falk, the UN Human Rights investigator.
The UN special investigator on human rights in the Palestinian territories called Wednesday for a boycott of all companies that have dealings with Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem until they adhere to international rights standards and practices.
Richard Falk said the pace of Israeli settlement building has accelerated and Israel has ignored UN resolutions condemning the practice, so “there is a sense that what the UN says doesn’t count.”
Israel, the U.S. and Canada all rejected Richard Falk’s report, accusing the UN special investigator of bias against Israel and calling for his removal.
Falk, an American professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University, has previously angered Israel by comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany and accusing it of crimes against humanity because of its treatment of Palestinians.
Israel has barred Falk from visiting the Palestinian territories.
In the report, Falk reiterated his request that the Israeli government co-operate with his efforts, as he said it is required to do under the UN Charter.
“Canada calls on Mr. Falk to either withdraw this biased and disgraceful report — or resign from his position at the United Nations,” said Rick Roth (Jewish), a spokesman for Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird.
Rick Roth also condemned Falk’s report as being both “offensive, and unhelpful”.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL -Jewish) called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to rescind his preliminary endorsement of the report and to distance his office from Falk, who was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council.
But in the General Assembly, representatives from several countries including Egypt and Iran called Falk’s report fair and balanced.
(There are 192 member states that make up the United Nations and I would guess there were more than just Egypt, Iran and several countries that viewed Richard Falk’s report as “fair and balanced”) [emphasis mine].