A 'Supposed' Serious Person
2:16 PM, Jan 2, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
Richard Falk is Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He is also the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories. Princeton hasn't booted him yet, but the Israelis did, refusing him entry to the country and putting him on the first flight back to Geneva when he arrived a few weeks ago. The reason? As the New York Times characterized the Israeli position, Falk maintains a "hostile position towards Israel." He does not maintain a hostile position to 9/11 truthers, having declared that "only willful ignorance can maintain that the 9/11 narrative should be treated as a closed book."
Falk once asked and answered this question in an essay titled "Slouching Toward a Palestinian Holocaust":
Today Falk takes to the online pages of (where else) the Huffington Post to defend Hamas and its 'harmless' and 'periodic' rocket fire against Israeli civilians. One word that gets frequent use is 'supposed.'
Is it an irresponsible overstatement to say that Richard Falk is an embarrassment to the United Nations, Princeton University, and even the Huffington Post? I think not.