Speaking in US Congress just now, Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen endorses UN Watch’s demand for UN rights chief Navi Pillay to condemn Richard Falk’s anti-Semitic cartoon (from 4:37):
“We should demand that the United Nations stop its relentless activities to demonize Israel and the Jewish people, and put our money where our mouth is. The most recent example of this bias is a cartoon posted by Richard Falk, which was apparently taken down just minutes ago, and the UN Human Rights Council has appointed Mr. Falk as an ‘expert’ to investigate and condemn Israel.
“And I’m sure that the viewers can see, or they can look it up on the internet, what this cartoon depicts. It depicts Americans and Jews as bloodthirsty dogs. And that is not the first time that Mr. Falk has spread such venom. He has compared Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians to the Holocaust and questioned the veracity of the 9/11 attacks. But he continues to work for the UN Human Rights Council, with over 20 percent of his expenses and staff paid for by U.S. taxpayers.
“And has the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ever condemned Falk and demanded that he resign his UN post? Never. To the contrary, her office has published an attack by Falk on his critics. And, I understand that he says now that his account was hacked into, and he has taken that drawing down, but I say enough is enough.”
“The Administrative should withdraw from the biased Human Rights Council, and Congress should withhold funding from the Council and other UN bodies that do not advance our national security interests, and condition U.S. contributions on real reforms.”