April 14, 2008

Unsavory character

David Aaronovitch writing in the Times on the animus behind Richard Falk's appointment as "special rapporteur" to the UN's Human Rights Council:-
The UN Human Rights Council doesn't give a toss about the human rights of the Palestinians in the sense of wanting them upheld. Its majority is far more interested in using Israel as a stick to beat the US with, or - in the case of Islamic states - as a bogeyman to dampen down domestic discontent.
The New York Sun recently ran a background piece on Falk examining his outlandish views on Israel and his support for 9/11 conspiracy theories. [H/T: Joel Pollak]

Oliver Kamm also has a thing or two to say about Falk.