UNen­voy barred for Nazi jibe

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

IS­RAEL HAS DE­NIED en­try to a United Na­tions of­fi­cial af­ter he com­pared Is­raeli poli­cies to­wards the Pales­tini­ans to those of the Nazis against the Jews.

Richard Falk, as­signed to take up his role in May mon­i­tor­ing Is­raeli hu­man rights abuses against Pales­tini­ans, re­fused to re­tract the com­par­isons he made last sum­mer.

“If this kind of sit­u­a­tion had ex­isted, for in­stance, over the man­ner in which China was deal­ing with Ti­bet or the Su­danese gov­ern­ment was deal­ing with Dar­fur, I think there would be no re­luc­tance to make that com­par­i­son,” he told the BBC.

Is­raeli diplo­mats in­tend to ask whether Mr Falk’s man­date could be ex­tended to in­clude Pales­tinian hu­man rights abuses against Is­raelis.

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