OUTRAGE OVER UN REPORT CALLING FOR BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL
by Maayana Miskin (IsraelNationalNews)
The United Nations official responsible for investigating Israel-PA affairs has openly expressed support for a boycott of all companies doing business with Israelis east of the 1949 armistice line.
In his latest report, UN special rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Richard Falk has called for a boycott on all companies tied to Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria.
Falk included “settlement expansion” as one of the reasons to boycott.
His statements have been severely condemned by Israel and its allies. Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, quoted by the AFP news agency, called on Falk to “either withdraw this biased and disgraceful report – or resign from his position at the United Nations.”
Falk has “not only done a disservice to the United Nations, but also to the Palestinian people,” Baird charged.
Israel condemned Falk’s statements as “grossly biased.” United States UN Ambassador Susan Rice rejected his statements as well, saying, “His call for a boycott of private companies is irresponsible and unacceptable.”