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Hateful Cartoon by UN Rep. is Tragic but Not Surprising

posted by Brad Hirschfield

I wish it were surprising but it is not.  The cartoon published by Richard Falk, United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories, is not only anti-Semitic, as charged by ADL head Abe Foxman, it is also obviously anti-American.  But the worst thing about the cartoon is that it is not surprising.

No nation, including those I love most – The United States and Israel, should be above reproach.  But there is something truly twisted about people, such as Mr. Falk, being obsessed with the same short list of countries which at their worst are not guilty of the horrors that other governments regularly practice on those under their control.  Simply as a matter of basic human rights, does anyone doubt that freedom of expression, access to courts, etc. are better in Israel, even for Palestinians than they are in the Palestinian controlled territories, especially Gaza?  Where are Falk’s cartons lampooning that fact?

The UN has a real and vital role to play in the world, and I do not count myself among those who immediately presume that whatever the UN does, it is likely to be anti-Semitic or anti-American.  But when the very people charged with monitoring human rights make a mockery of that mandate by consistently ignoring those places which regularly trample on human rights, choosing instead to focus only on a few pet causes, like Israel, for their own political purposes, the cause of human rights as whole is undermined, including the cause against abuses which may actually be committed by Israel.

The real and ongoing challenge of a Palestinian people without a state of its own cannot be ignored – not for the good of the Palestinians, or for Israel which must assure its future as a Jewish and democratic state.  But knowing that should provide no cover to those, like Mr. Falk, who are beacons of rage and hatred.  Will the UN act or will it make excuses? 

Ironically, it is those who care most about Palestinians who should hope most that the UN acts and does so strongly.  As long as The United Nations continues to uphold the legitimacy of employees such as Richard Falk, it remains that much easier to dismiss the moral authority of the organization itself and the causes which occupy it.



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Grumpy Old Person

    Maybe I’m missing some background, but all the cartoon show is America p!ssing on liberty. Well, America DOES that. It p!sses on the liberty of its own gay citizens, not to mention many other countries’ citizens.

    Hateful? Not even close. Accurate is more like it.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment romanscapegoat

    it is a hebrew dog eating palestinian babies while America who is blinded with fairness and justice is pissed on for all the help America does for israel——-the cartoon is wrong…everything Obama wants to regulate is controlled by Jews-the jew media attacks Obama withe its jew controlled polls-protecting unregulated jew greed..the jews have conquered America and are allowing the whitehouse to govern under jew rule….GOD BLESS AMERICA????

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment romanscapegoat

    the higher positions of power are aware the jews control America….Jews control all forms of information so the peasants are not aware they are all slaves to the jews…

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment R

    Welcome back, Rabbi. I missed you.

    To Grumpy Old Person–the cartoon image in the Rabbi’s blog may not be large enough for you to see the details. The cartoon depicts a dog wearing a shirt labeled “USA” and a yarmulke marked with a Star of David devouring a bloody human carcass. Lady Justice stands by blindfolded, holding the dog’s leash as it urinates on her foot. I will leave you to draw your own conclusions.

    Rabbi–as someone said to me in another context, “The A–holes of the world are everywhere.”

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment romanscapegoat

    israelian fairness and love for its people-is a lie-spread by the jew controlled american media…there is no such thing as democracy in America or Israel—george bush and jews did 9/11-jew media hides the truth…CAPTILISM IN ITS TRUE FORM.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment romanscapegoat

    george bush and jews did 9/11-jew banks and CEO made huge profit-jew media hides the truth-capitalism in its true form..

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment romanscapegoat

    r…how did you become to have your beliefs…you have been programmed by religion and others-fears….search for truth..come to god without religion…he never stopped walking with man…

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment romanscapegoat

    just think for a minute….if god is real..and Jesus WAS the hebrew son of god…THAT MEANS..jesus warned to stay out of the world it belongs to Lucifer…jews made romans kill christ and his message…NOW JEWS CONTROL THE WORLD…i think i would put a propeller on those little hats–twist the red plastic blades and let the jew religion fly away…

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