Richard Falk Returns to Princeton


falkPrinceton University hosted Richard Falk on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. He was invited to deliver the annual Edward Said lecture, named after the late Palestinian activist and member of the Palestinian National Council who taught at Columbia University. Falk’s tenure as the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Rapporteur on the Palestinian Territories, which recently ended, was, to quote Sohrab Ahmari of the Wall Street Journal, “An embarrassment, even judging by the U.N.’s rather peculiar moral standards. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has twice censured Mr. Falk for his anti-American and anti-Semitic rhetoric, and western powers have repeatedly called for his removal.”

Given the nature of today’s academic institutions and the faculty that serve in them, especially in the Ivy League schools, radical anti-American and anti-Israel agitators are heralded as heroes, in the name of “progressivism.”

This reporter attended Falk’s lecture, who addressed a crowd of about 150, mostly Arab and Muslim students and faculty. Falk, in monotonic cadence, spent a good part of his hour long lecture praising Edward Said, who had used his academic post as a professor of English and comparative literature to agitate for the Palestinian cause. Falk conceded that Edward Said had become highly critical of the Oslo Peace Process, between the Palestine Liberation Organization (P.L.O.) and Israel during the early 1990’s, which culminated in the Oslo Accords signing on the White House Lawn in September, 1993.

According to Falk, “The Six Day War revitalized the anti-colonial struggle of the Palestinians.” Falk neglected to round out the historic picture by noting that the P.L.O. was founded on June 2, 1964, three years before the Six Day War of June, 1967, by Egypt’s dictator Abdul Nasser and Yasser Arafat. In proclaiming the organization, the P.L.O. leadership declared “the right of the Palestinian Arab people to its sacred homeland Palestine and affirming the inevitability of the battle to liberate the usurped part from it…” In other words, the P.L.O. declared its intention to destroy the Jewish State long before the Six Day War.

The State of Israel was not a colonial power. Its historical connection to the Land of Israel was reaffirmed by the League of Nations in 1922, and the 1947 U.N. vote on Partition, which the Arabs of Palestine rejected, and the Jewish community in Palestine accepted.  Falk, in his efforts to link Israel with colonialism (which he knows is reviled, especially by progressives on campus) has deliberately perverted the facts.

As a voice for the Palestinian cause, Falk invoked U.N. Resolution 181, the 1947 Partition of Palestine resolution, as the “right of the Palestinians to a state.” He ignored the uncomfortable fact that the Palestinians could have had a state of their own in 1947, had they chosen to live side by side with the Jewish State in peace instead of attempting to destroy the nascent State of Israel. Shimon Peres, Israel’s current president aptly described such references as “Trying to bring the Cemetery to the Maternity Ward.” Rewarding the Palestinian Arabs with a state despite their continued aggression, in the form of armed struggle, aimed at destroying the Jewish State is a non-starter. The unrelenting terror of the 1950’s that was waged by the Palestinian Fedayeen and continues today under the guidance of Hamas (to a lesser extent Fatah) is not a recipe for peace and reconciliation.

Falk asserted that the 1967 U.N. Resolution 242 called for “complete Israeli withdrawal from the territories, and called for the Palestinian refugees ‘right of return’ to Israel.” That is a blatant distortion. The resolution does not make Israeli withdrawal a prerequisite for Arab action. Moreover, it does not specify how much territory Israel is required to give up. The Security Council did not say Israel must withdraw from “all the” territories occupied after the Six-Day war. This was quite deliberate. The Soviet delegate wanted the inclusion of those words and said that their exclusion meant that part of these territories can remain in Israeli hands. The Arab states pushed for the word “all” to be included, but this was rejected.

U.N. Resolution 242 clearly called on the Arab states to make peace with Israel. The principal condition was that Israel withdraws from “territories” occupied in 1967, meaning that Israel must withdraw from some, all, or none of the territories still occupied. Since Israel withdrew from 91% of the territories when it withdrew from the entire Sinai Peninsula, it has already partially, if not wholly, fulfilled its obligation under 242.

The Palestinians are not mentioned anywhere in Resolution 242. They are only alluded to in the second clause of the second article of 242, which calls for “a just settlement of the refugee problem.” Nowhere does it require that Palestinians be given any political rights or territory. In fact, the use of the generic term “refugee” was a deliberate acknowledgment that two refugee problems were products of the conflict – one Arab and another Jewish. In the case of the latter, more Jews fled Arab countries than Palestinians left Israel. The Jews, however, were never compensated by the Arab states, nor were any UN organizations ever established to help them.

Falk claimed that Edward Said supported the 1988 Algiers PNC resolution which “recognized Israel.” This reporter was at the U.N. Geneva headquarters in December, 1988, and Arafat deliberately omitted the phrase that asserted he recognized Israel’s right to exist. The U.S. State Department conditioned reopening dialogue with the Palestinians on Arafat stating clearly that he “recognizes Israel” at an announced press conference.

He mumbled some words, which none of us in the audience could make sense of, and he got a pass from the State Department.

Arafat supposedly accepted Resolution 242, renounced terrorism, and promised to recognize Israel’s right to exist. Six months after the U.S. began its dialogue with the P.L.O., Arafat authorized the terror attack on the Palmachim Beach, located south of Tel Aviv.

Falk refused to refer to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instead made references to the Tel Aviv government. He labeled the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria as “armed settlements.” He claimed that Edward Said believed that “Arafat was too eager to please the U.S.,” charging that the Oslo Accords were “a humiliating defeat for the Palestinians,” because there was no mention of a Palestinian State or the “illegality of the Jewish settlements.” Again, Falk, a former professor at Princeton, was agitating rather than providing facts.

According to Eugene Rostow, the former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs in the Johnson Administration, U.N. Resolution 242 gives Israel a legal right to be in the West Bank. Rostow noted that, “Israel is entitled to administer the territories” it won in 1967 until “a just and lasting peace in the Middle East” is achieved. The United States, Canada, and Australia do not consider settlements illegal.

Falk advocated what he called a “legitimacy war” and soft power militancy against Israel. He suggested that the tactics used against the White South African “Apartheid” regime be used against Israel. He maintained that international law was on the Palestinian side, and dismissed the Oslo Accords as “power based” rather than “rights law.” Falk said that the Palestinians were disillusioned with their leadership and with the “armed struggle.” He lauded the BDS campaigns, encouraging their continuance, and asserted that these campaigns are gaining momentum in Europe.

Falk chose to agitate against Israel instead of delivering a balanced and factual lecture.  His presentation did not advance the cause of peace and reconciliation, and spewed instead anti-Israel hatred. The Princeton academic community was not enriched by honoring Falk, it was disgraced.

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  • Ken Kelso

    Great response to the Pro Hamas Jihadist Falk.
    The U.N. Human Rights Council reserves a permanent place on its agenda for Israel, ensuring that it will be condemned at every meeting. All other violations in the world are lumped under a separate, non-country-specific agenda item.

    The council is stacked with some of the world’s worst human rights abusers, all of whom use the platform to excoriate Israel while scrupulously insulating themselves from criticism. Current members include Congo, Pakistan, and Libya, with Russia, China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia expected to be elected this November. As one former senior member of the Israeli U.N. Mission put it, “When you’ve got regimes like Syria, Zimbabwe and North Korea lecturing you about cultural and economic and human rights, you don’t need a PhD in human rights to understand that there’s something fundamentally wrong.” The problem is not that Israel is blameless or undeserving of scrutiny. It is rather that the international organization empowered with policing human rights spends most of its time prosecuting Jews. Indeed, the body was recognized as so morally bankrupt that Ronan Farrow, former advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, called for it to be abolished–in 2008.

  • Ken Kelso

    Rickard Falk You.
    The Palestinians are never discriminated .
    Only the Terrorstinians the IDF catches while on their way to slaughter Jews on buses, disco’s and pizzeria’s
    That is Defence. NOT DISCRIMINATION
    What would you do if some Arab tried to murder your baby slitting its throat while asleep in his home bed?

    • Drakken

      The Israeli’s have to quit this idiots game of trying to play nice with savages that want you and yours dead, time to put on the mailed fist and get those goddamn savages everything they deserve, Gaza would be a great place to start by giving them a taste of a modern Carthage and let allah sortem out. No more mister nice guy.

  • Ken Kelso

    Virtually all of the Palestinians killed during these past 14 years were suicide bombers, terrorists killed in gun battles, dissidents lynched by fellow Arabs for their beliefs, women and children used as human shields by Hamas and Fatah” – and yes, dozens of people who were caught in the line of fire who were used by Hamas and Fatah as human shields.

    Few recall that when Israel began using aircraft to destroy terrorist facilities (following the massacre of Jewish shoppers at a Netanya mall) the Jews actually publicized the targets in advance, in order to minimize Arab civilian casualties.

  • Ken Kelso

    There is a primary historical fact, that must be established now. There has never been, I repeat NEVER been, a civilization, Entity, or a nation referred to as “Palestine” There was never a Palestinian tribe, and there was never a Palestinian country in the Land of Israel to begin with! Israel is not for sale. It is not a pie to be sliced up and served to a clan of killers and their supporters.

    Israel existed 1500 years before Mohammad was born

    There was never in history any state called Palestine governed by Palestinians.
    Tell us when did it ever belong to Palestinians? Answer Never. It was never a Pal land to begin with, so Falk’s question is invalid.
    The Palestinians never governed or controlled any land before 1993.
    To make it simple, please tell me one Palestinian President before 1993?
    Keep thinking Falk.
    The Palestinians want a capital, which they never had, in a country that never existed.

    Israel is under the BRUTAL occupation of terror by Islam..
    Free Israel from the terrorism of Islam.

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    • S_T

      State and capital are Western concepts. Most of the Arab Palestinians are people deeply rooted in what Khayr al-Dīn al-Ramli (1585-1671), an influential Islamic lawyer from Ramla, defined in the XVII century “Filastīn bilādunā” (“Palestine our country”); the fact that it was not a separate political and administrative entity did not make al-Ramli’s “Filastīn” less real.
      Maxime Rodinson explained the “former invaders’s myth” taking the English people as a term of reference. “It is ridiculous,” Rodinson clarified, “to call the English of today invaders and occupiers, on the grounds that England was conquered from Celtic peoples by the Angles, Saxons and Jutes in the fifth and sixth centuries. The population was ‘Anglicized’ and nobody suggests that the peoples which have more or less preserved the Celtic tongues — the Irish, the Welsh or the Bretons — should be regarded as the true natives of Kent or Suffolk, with greater titles to these territories than the English who live in those counties.”

      The “foreigners’ approach” is problematic on many other grounds; it is not necessary, in order to realize this, to go back to a far past. The minority whose origins were from other areas lived, in great percentage, in the context of Bilād al-Shām. “Filastīn,” in other words, was/is an integral part of the Arab world without erasing its peculiarities. Considering the movement within the region as a migratory process among reciprocally “foreign” populations, is a simplistic way to define a reality that was anything but simple. In Adel Manna’s words: “A Palestinian who moved to south Lebanon or a Lebanese who moved to Palestine — or a Syrian or a Jordanian, for that matter — is surely not a foreigner because he is part of the culture of the society of Bilad-al-Sham, or Greater Syria, where there were no borders between countries […] there is a big difference between them and foreigners who came from Europe, whether Christians or Jews.”

      Manichean temptations have always been harbingers of misrepresentations, as well as of great suffering. The “black or white” approach according to which Palestinians were/are a well defined nation, or were/are nothing more than “Arab immigrants” that “came because of the Jews,” and so people who would be relatively easy to dislocate to any other region in the Arab world, has for long been an inaccuracy diffused in the literature on the issue. An inaccuracy that, on the one hand, contributes to further radicalize the present day history of the region, and, on the other, continues to foster the long-established attempt of simplifying the local universe.

      As Haim Gerber once noted, “one basic claim is that the Palestinians lacked positive values in their nationalism, their ideology being confined to a fundamental hatred of Zionism […] Other historians (Zionist and other) claim that […] the people we today call ‘Palestinians’ saw themselves at the time as simply Arabs and nothing more specific […] I shall argue that not one of the historians who have dealt with these questions really got it right.”

  • Ken Kelso

    Falk is also an apologist for Hamas firing thousands of missiles from Gaza at Israeli civilians.
    What does Falk think Israel should do when Hamas terrorists are firing rockets at Israeli civilians?
    Send Swiss chocolate in return for every rocket?

  • Ken Kelso

    Why does Hamas send rockets from a school praying that Israel returns fire and kill some of it’s children. Thats Gaza today. The Arabs are the only people in the world that go out day by day figuring ways to get their children to die in front of the world press.

    No Jewish nation can be at peace when it is surrounded by Islamo fascists. The question you should be asking is, when has there been a day in history when muslims have ever been at peace with non-muslims?

  • Ken Kelso

    ISRAEL which is defending itself against Pan-Arabism, Arab imperialism and Arabization of the Middle East – that is the “problem Falk You dont like.

    The real problem is global Arab/Moslem insistence to spread hate, violence, wars, terrorism, lies, false accusations against Jews and reducing Jews to subhumans or second class citizens – slaves or servants – without any human rights.

  • Ken Kelso

    Mr Falk was upset that U.N watch has exposed Falk for the pro Jihadist terrorist he is.

    http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1316871&ct=10896001

    Timeline: Richard Falk’s Anti-Semitic Cartoon, Denial, and Non-Apology Apology.

    • June 29 – Richard Falk, the UN Palestine expert tasked by the Human Rights Council to investigate “Israel’s violations of the bases and principles of international law,” posts a cartoon on his blog depicting a bloodthirsty dog wearing a Jewish religious headcovering.

    • July 6, 9:22 AM (California time) – UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights organization, exposedFalk’s publication of the cartoon, condemns its incitement to anti-Semitism, and calls on UN rights chief Navi Pillay to speak out.

    • July 6, 10:38 AM – Falk responds: “It is a complete lie. I know nothing about such a cartoon, and would never publish such a thing, ever.”

    • July 6, 10:54 AM – Falk deletes the cartoon. He explains: “Maybe I do not understand the cartoon, and if it offends in this way I have removed it from the blog. It may be in bad taste to an extent I had not earlier appreciated, but I certainly didn’t realize that it could be viewed as anti-semitic, and still do not realize.”

    • July 6, 1:42 PM – Falk is still unable to see any problem with the cartoon: “I did not perceive any racist connotations, and certainly no anti-semitic implications, and since it offends people I have removed it without understanding why.”

    • July 6, 2:30 PM – Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, denounces Falk’s cartoon on the floor of the US Congress. Click here for text and video.

    • July 6, 3:41 PM – Falk points a finger at UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer: “Neuer consistently defames me, claiming I am a 9/11 conspiracy theorist when I am not, and so forth.”

    • July 6, approx. 5:00 pm – Falk issues an Apology for Unintentionally Posting Anti-Semitic Cartoon in Qaddafi Arrest Warrant Blog. “With apologies, I realize that the cartoon… had strongly anti-semitic symbolism that I had not detected before it was pointed out to me… My intention has never been to demean in any way Jews as a people despite my strong criticisms of Israeli policies, and some versions of Zionist support… Beyond this, if we are to have a sustainable human future we must also make peace with nature, and treat animals with as much respect as possible… At the same time, I am quite aware that many of the messages were motivated to discredit me due to my views of Israeli policies and behavior.”

    • July 6, 7:54 PM – Falk admits to knowingly attacking the US: “I did realize that the cartoon was anti-American, but I did not realize that it was also anti-semitic.”

    • July 7 – UN Watch called on UN rights chief Navi Pillay to lead eff

  • Ken Kelso

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TejVJWSTTpY
    Hamas using boy as human shield.

  • Ken Kelso

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWQQFJXMrg4

    Watch how Hamas uses Gazan’s as human fodder.
    I can see Falk being a human shield for these Hamas fascists.

    • Drakken

      I say let him, I do like it when those savages clump up together, it makes it a lot easier to deal with. Nothing more than a target rich environment.

  • Ken Kelso

    Israel has not only survived but also thrives in-spite of all the horror, lies, and hatred she has endured from the Arab/Palis by a sheer MIRACLE, and the resilience of the Jewish people and her supporters.
    Islamo fascist supporters like Falk will not break the spirit of Israel.

  • Ken Kelso

    Falk caught in another lie.

    Falk claimed Israel was sexually abuses Palestinian kids” It turns out the Palestinians Falk listened to, were the one’s who made up the Jenin massacre hoax in 2002. Read this.

    http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2011/03/latest-richard-falk-slander-idf.html.
    March 22, 2011
    Latest Richard Falk slander: “IDF sexually abuses PalArab kids”
    Richard Falk has outdone himself again in his never ending quest to demonize Israel.

  • Ken Kelso

    Who Falk supports?

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/173232
    Hamas Orders: Shoot Protesters ‘In the Head’
    Hamas’s Interior Minister has reportedly ordered security forces to shoot anyone who participates in planned Gaza protests.
    Dalit Halevi & Elad Benari
    10/27/2013

  • Ken Kelso

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/h
    Human Rights Watch reports on ‘severe’ Hamas abuse of Palestinians
    International watchdog says authorities ruling Gaza engage in torture, forced confessions and mock executions of civilian population
    October 3, 2012

  • Ken Kelso

    http://frontpagemag.com/2011/alan-m-dershowitz/why-are-john-mearsheimer-and-richard-falk-endorsing-a-blatantly-anti-semitic-book/
    John Mearsheimer and Richard Falk Endorse a Blatantly Anti-Semitic Book
    Alan M. Dershowitz
    November 7, 2011

  • Ken Kelso

    Hamas sending mentally disabled teenagers as homicide bombers for 72 virgins doesn’t seem to bother Islamo fascists supporters like Falk.

    During the Second Intifada period Israel even succeeded in emptying the reservoir of suicide bombers. It turned out that the 72 virgins waiting for the shahid in paradise have only limited power of enticement.

  • Ken Kelso

    This loon Falk also thinks Bush was behind 9/11

    http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/un-human-rights-official-calls-boston-bombing-blowback-and-resistance/#comments

    UN Human Rights Official Calls Boston Bombing “Blowback” and “Resistance”
    Daniel Greenfield
    April 22, 2013

    This story might be a little more shocking if the official in question wasn’t Richard Falk, the UN Human Rights Council’s “Special Rapporteur”, who accused Israel of creating a new Holocaust and is a 9/11 Truther who claims the US government was complicit in the September 11 attacks.

    How bad is Richard Falk? So bad that Human Rights Watch gave him the bootand the Palestinian Authority wanted him gone as a “partisan” of Hamas. To top off everything else he endorsed a Gilad Atzmon book. To put that into perspective, Gilad Atzmon has been shunned by most Palestinian groups because he hates Jews too much.

    With a pedigree like that, it’s not surprising that when Falk put pen to paper to write about the Boston Marathon Massacre, this came out.

    The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world. In some respects, the United States has been fortunate not to experience worse blowbacks, and these may yet happen, especially if there is no disposition to rethink US relations to others in the world, starting with the Middle East.

    The difference between Richard Falk and a terrorist spokesman has yet to be determined. There was a rant about the Iraq war. A certain amount of obligatory sneering…

    the somewhat hysterical Boston dragnet for the remaining at large and alive suspect does suggest that the wounds of 9/11 are far from healed.

    Auden is dug up again and dragged out to recite the same tired lines.

    Can we not expect one among our politicians, other than the Tea Party darling Rand Paul, to have the courage to connect some of these dots? Should we not all be meditating on W.H. Auden’s haunting line: “Those to whom evil is done/do evil in return”?

    And there are more ominous, how many bombs will it take until America stops defending itself, type musings.

    Aside from the tensions of the moment, self-scrutiny and mid-course reflections on America’s global role is long overdue. Such a process is crucial both for the sake of the country’s own future security and also in consideration of the well being of others. Such adjustments will eventually come about either as a result of a voluntary process of self-reflection or through the force of unpleasant events. How and when this process of reassessment occurs remains a mystery.

    Until it does, America’s military prowess and the abiding confidence of its leaders in hard power diplomacy makes the United States a menace to the world and to itself.

    The United Nations Human Rights Council’s “Special Rapporteur”, ladies and gentlemen. Just another way the UN is making the world a better place.

  • AJPME

    The PLO did recognize Israel’s right to exist on 78% of historic Palestine and changed their charter. Israel is a colonial state, see plenty of evidecne from Ben Gurion to Pappe. Just because of some recognistion to “connection” to a land in 1922 doesn’t mean Apartheid which is essentially what Israel is.

    You fail to mention the Fourth Geneva Convention and its prohibition of settling occupied territories with civilian populations.

    Anti-Apartheid is not anti-semitic because it’s not about Jews it’s about Justice.

    Nice try, but poorly done.

    • Ken Kelso

      Get your facts right.

      There was never in history any state called Palestine governed by Palestinians.

      2nd, the Arabs have 80% of the land and Israel 20%.
      The East Bank was part of the historic Mandate borders in 1917 and the British gave that land to the Arabs in 1922 and named the country after the Jordan river. (Jordan) Jordan is 75% of the land and no Jews are allowed to live there. So stop with the lies that Israel has 78% of the land. They have 20%

      3rd, Israel is not settling in occupied land.
      Its settling on land Jews have lived on for 3500 years and 1500 years before Mohammad was born.

      The only occupiers are the Arabs occupying land that doesn’t belong to them.

      All Arabs come from Saudi Arabia.
      All Jews come from Israel.
      Tell all Arabs to all go back to Saudi Arabia, then their will be peace.

      “FATHI HAMMAD” admits Palestinians are an invented people and are really Arabs from other Arab countries.
      Hamas official reveals where Palestinians came from.
      HIS VIDEO IS ON YOUTUBE.
      Hamas Minister of the Interior Fathi Hammad Slams Egypt over Fuel Shortage in Gaza Strip, and Says:
      “Half of the Palestinians Are Egyptians and the Other Half Are Saudis”
      Al-Hekma TV (Egypt) – March 23, 2012

    • dartson

      Apartheid where (Muslim) Arabs sit in the Parliament and the Supreme court and have more rights and civil liberties than in any surrounding Arab country (where Arabs kill each other on a large scale). WTF is historic Palestine? Unlike Judea and Israel, there has never been a country named Palestine. It is even not an Arabic name, but a Roman one. And when the Roman conquered the land in question, they conquered it from Jews, not from “Palestinians” or Arabs.

    • StanleyT

      Actually, your first sentence is riddled with untruths. First of all, 78% of historic Palestine is already in Arab hands. It’s called Jordan. Secondly the PLO has not changed their charter (they talked about, but they did not do it). Thirdly, Israel is not a colonial state, but a state reborn with the return of its aboriginal peoples. Finally quoting Pappe is a complete waste of time. The man has not only been discredited by other historians, he has discredited himself, openly admitting that his “history” is written to underpin his own pre-determined views.

      Then we get to your mention of the Fourth Geneva Convention. This convention simply does not apply. It was written to ensure that nothing like the Nazi genocide – where they moved Jews from their homes to places like Auschwitz in occupied Poland – never happens again. It also very specifically states that it applies to high contracting states. Since Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem were illegally occupied by Jordan from 1948 to 1967, these territories do not qualify. Morever, Jordan has relinquished all claims (not that they were valid). So who is the complainant now? The Ottoman Empire.

      Finally, “apartheid”. Israel is most decidedly not an apartheid state. Here’s evidence, in more detail than I have space for here: catholic register (dot) org/news/canada/item/17277-no-apartheid-in-israel-says-south-african-pastor

      This all means that I cannot even call your hopeless effort a “Nice try”. But it is most certainly “poorly done”.

    • Drakken

      Take your 4th Geneva Convention and shove it where the sun don’t shine, for if that was the case, I would have my lands and estates back in East Prussia. Your not anti-apartheid, your anti- Israel. Those effing muslim savages that you have sympathy and empathy would cut your infidel throat, right after they get through with the Jews. So shove your commi justice up your commi jihadist loving azz, no more quarter.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      You are an extremely gullible useful idiot and apparently too gullible and too dumb to check the veracity your own stupid and tired old claims. I hope you are not an example of what our public schools are churning out today, because if you are, then Lord help us all.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Show us official PLO declarations where it recognize Israel’s right to exist.

      Does hamass also recognize Israels’ Right to Exist too?

      How about Saudi Arabia, Fascist Iran, UAE, Qatar?

      Islamofascist Apartheid regimes that make up the Middle East aren’t on your regressive progressive radar?

      Is it Counter Revolutionary to be against Islamofascism?

  • Ken Kelso

    These so-called Palestinians have been living off aid from other countries for so long that now they demand it, even after attacking the people that are helping them.

    The Palestinians will blow up the same hospital that gave them excellent care. The will try to blow up the power plant providing electricity from Israel. Their hate knows no end. Until they love their children more than they hate the Jews as Golda Meir said.

    The Palestinians are always simmering to kill and hurt someone or something. There always outraged or wronged just because they murder innocent children or old people or bystanders. What is the world coming to, to mistreat such a people as this?

    Having been given the opportunity to govern themselves in Gaza, they have created a corrupt, inept govt and a dark society of death that teaches its children to hate and uses women and children as slaves and human shields.

    Palestinians get more aid per capita then any people on earth yet they are always angry. All foreign aid should be cut off till they grow up, stop firing missiles at civilians, and learn to be productive humans instead of moochers and terrorists.

    My advice to these Pals is very simple.
    Quit trying to blow up innocent Israeli families on vacation, stop trying to conduct terrorism around the world.

  • Ken Kelso

    All deaths, whether it was friendly fire or civilians killed collaterally because Hamas fires rockets from civilian areas could have all been avoided if Hamas just did not fire any rockets into Israel at all!
    Do you think Israel is going to do nothing while Hamas fires hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians.
    Again and again and again it is Arab aggression that causes Israeli defensive use of force!

    Arabs cannot ever be trusted to tell the truth. Even when they kill their own, they will blame it on Israel or twist the truth to demonize Israel when it is always the Palestinian Arabs who refuse to live in peace with the Jewish state of Israel, it always has been!
    Due to the many generations of Arab training to hate and kill Jews, I dont see how peace is possible with these Arab hate mongers.

  • Ken Kelso

    Prof Falk seems to forget that Jewish people don’t shoot 8 year old Palestinian girls. Palestinians put explosives in children’s lunchboxes and send them to kill Jewish children” and afterwards Palestinians celebrate by handing out candy.

    Israel invested millions developing anti rocket fire
    Israel invested billions creating shelters for civilians
    Israel is doing everthing it can to stop sophisticated arms from entering Gaza
    Hamas has done none of this, instead it fights from within the population and fires missiles behind school, mosques and hospitals.

  • Ken Kelso

    Mr Falk is a supporter of Palestinian Nazism.

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/cash-strapped-pa-spends-4-5-million-per-month-compensating-security-detainees/
    PA spends 6% of its budget paying Palestinians in Israeli jails, families of suicide bombers.
    Hamas terrorist who orchestrated 2002 Park Hotel massacre, in which 30 Israelis died, gets $3,000 a month, Channel 2 reports; bomb-maker jailed for 67 killings gets $1,000
    ILAN BEN ZION
    September 3, 2012

    Despite the Palestinian Authority’s financial hardships, it spends tens of millions of shekels each month paying salaries to prisoners held in Israeli jails for security offenses and acts of terrorism against Israel — including mass murderers — and last year Prime Minister Salam Fayyad tripled their monthly pay. The PA also pays monthly stipends to the families of suicide bombers.

    Payments are made not only to members of Fatah, the political faction of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, but also to those of his bitter Islamist rivals from Hamas, and other factions.

    As of May 2011, the PA spent NIS 18 million ($4.5 million) per month on compensating Palestinian inmates in Israeli prisons and a further NIS 26 million ($6.5 million) on payments to families of suicide bombers. In all, such payments cost the PA some 6 percent of its overall budget, Israel’s Channel 2 news reported on Monday night, citing documentation signed by Fayyad.

    The PA also makes payments to Israeli Arabs jailed for security offenses against Israel, the report said.

    Starting in 2003, Palestinian law mandated the dispensation of a monthly salary of NIS 1,000 ($250) to security detainees sentenced to up to five years in prison. The longer the sentence, the higher the pay. An inmate serving a life sentence was paid NIS 4,000 ($1,000) per month.

    An amendment of the law in January 2011 enacted by Fayyad increased the salaries by up to 300%, Channel 2 reported.

    A prisoner sentenced up to three years in prison now receives a base salary of NIS 1,400 per month, and for 3-5 years that rate increases to NIS 2,000, the report said. A NIS 300 bonus is added for a wife, and NIS 50 per child.

    According to the Channel 2 report, the PA-funded salaries are an equal opportunity benefit; members of Fatah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad all receive them.

    Prisoners’ salaries also increase based on how many years they have served. Abdullah Barghouti, a Hamas bomb-maker who was sentenced in 2004 to 67 life terms for orchestrating the killings of 67 Israelis, receives a monthly stipend of NIS 4,000. In less than a year that figure will rise to NIS 6,000 ($1,500).

    Another major Hamas terrorist figure, Abbas al-Sayyeed, convicted of planning the 2002 Park Hotel massacre, in which 30 Israeli civilians were killed as they sat down for a Passover meal, is paid NIS 12,000 ($3,000) per month.

    Prisoners who have sat more than 30 years in Israeli prison receive NIS 12,000 per month.

  • Ken Kelso

    There is perhaps no society on earth with as dark a history of promoting a child death cult, sacrificing its children, encouraging its children to seek death, praising those who die, than the Palestinians. Any serious investigation here will not go well for the Palestinians and Mr Falk.

    The Palestinians indeed ghoulishly exploit the children whose deaths they cause by using them as human shields and strapping bombs on them, telling them if they kill Jewish children they will get 72 virgins.
    The sick reality is the U.N is also behind this led by Mr Falk and UNRWA.
    Look what the U.N schools are teaching in Gaza.

    Just google this article.
    Learn about Islam, Jihad, martyrdom – at UNRWA schools.
    July 4, 2012

    My comments.
    As Former Israeli PM Golda Meir 40 years ago said.
    “We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”

  • Ken Kelso

    Mr Falk is part of the racist U.N that thinks Israel will be destroyed.

    http://unitedwithisrael.org/unrwa-displays-map-where-israel-is-palestine/
    UNRWA Displays Map Where Israel is Palestine
    UNRWA event displays a map that encourages the delegitimization of Israel by labeling all of Israel as Arab Palestine.
    May 23, 2013.

    According to Palestinian Media Watch, “At the official launch of two German-funded UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East) projects in southern Lebanon, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Ann Dismorr, posed with a map that erases the State of Israel and presents all of it as ‘Palestine.’” Some of the cities that are listed as being part of Arab Palestine are Be’ersheva, Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tiberius, which are all presently cities with a Jewish majority located which are mostly located within mainland Israel.

    Palestinian Media Watch claimed that this map was a gift from the Palestinian Women’s Union and was presented during the launch of an event dedicated to improving water networks and shelters for the Palestinian community in Lebanon. The Head of Economic Cooperation and Development at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lebanon Dr. Hanan Abdul Rida was also present alongside a number of high-ranking Palestinian and Lebanese officials.

    Upon being questioned, the UNRWA’s spokesman Chris Gunness responded that this map spoke of pre-1948 Palestine but such assertions don’t really hold under scrutiny. As Palestinian Media Watch reported, “UNRWA spokesperson Gunness’ justification that the map ‘depict[s] a pre-1948 map’ is baseless, as the map includes the PLO-PA flag and not a British flag. That exact map erasing Israel, especially when accompanied by the PA flag, is one of the many ways the PA expresses its rejection of Israel’s existence and right to exist.”

    As Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, noted, “It’s quite something for UNRWA to insist that the map predates the creation of Israel, given that the PLO only adopted this flag in 1964.” He also explained that the map was titled Arab Palestine and not the British Mandate for Palestine. Additionally, the map displayed Israel’s neighbors Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria with their contemporary borders, further underlining the fact that the map spoke of the present and not the past.

    Prosor has sent in a letter of protest to the United Nations as a result of this incident. “Many in the international community doubt UNRWA’s impartiality and motives,” the letter reads. “Israel supports UNRWA’s important humanitarian work; however, actions that encourage incitement, conflict and, ultimately, violence undermine this work.” Prosor concluded, “UNRWA’s grasp of history and geography is nothing short of appalling.”

    • Ken Kelso

      This Falk*n N*zi is a throwback to 1930s Germany,
      The insanity of having this overt anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist as a UN representative dooms the UN forevermore as an evil cesspool of anti-Semitism, with no legitimate voice with regard to the Jewish people or Israel. The UN is a useless piece of trash and a tool of the N*zi/Muslim sympathizers.

      When Israel arrested Eichmann from Argentina in 1960, the U.N Condemned Israel.
      The U.N had an emergency meeting and demanded that Israel return Eichmann back to Argentina. The U.N and all the Arab countries said it was against International law to kidnap Eichmann from Argentina.
      If Alex Davis was around in 1960, he would have demanded Israel send Eichmann back to Argentina.

      The Entebee rescue was condemned by the U.N in 76.
      More appeasement of Arab terrorists.

      The bombing of Iraq’s nuclear facility in 1981 was condemned by the U.N
      I guess the U.N would have been happy if Saddam used atomic weapons against the Kurds instead of gassing them.

  • Ken Kelso

    Richard Falk You is a pro Jihadist terrorist supporter.

    In Falk’s article
    Whose ‘Two State’ Solution? End game or Intermission?
    http://richardfalk.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/whose-two-state-solution-end-game-or-intermission/

    He basically supports a Jew free Palestinian state and flooding Israel with millions of Arabs.
    He constantly quotes Marwan Barghouti like he’s a saint and Falk calls for resistance against Israel as Barghouti calls for.
    You see more and more what a jihadist this Falk is.
    Falk doesn’t tell you the type of terrorist Barghouti was.
    I tried posting on Falk’s site 2 posts rebuking him, but ofcourse my posts weren’t posted.

    Here’s what i wrote.
    Mr Falk atleast admits his goals.
    He wants 2 states. 2 Palestinian states that is.
    He wants a Palestinian state that is Jew free and wants an Israel flooded with millions of Arabs, so Jews are a minority and living under Sharia law.
    Mr Falk must think Israelis are insane to live under Palestinians who glorify murdering them. http://www.palwatch.org

    These sicko’s from Abbas PA are now glorifying massacring Jewish children at Maalot.
    http://www.thetower.org/terrorist-tributes-on-palestinian-tv-draw-european-response/

    Yet Mr Falk still tries to appease Palestinian fascism.
    Its the Palestinian appetite for annihilating Israel which is what Mr Falk wants.

    http://unitedwithisrael.org/fatah-all-of-israel-for-palestinians/
    Fatah Logo all of Israel will be Palestine.

    http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=3351
    PA continues to teach denial of Israel’s existence
    Oct 5, 2010
    Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
    Last week, PA TV rebroadcast an educational documentary that has been broadcast numerous times since 2007. The documentary describes the Israeli cities of Haifa, Acre, Ashkelon, Jaffa and the Sea of Galilee as Palestinian.

    Then Mr Falk quotes Marwan Barghouti and Uri Avnery.
    The fact Falk supports this mass murderer Barghouti and calls for resistance against Jews who were living in Israel centuries before Mohammad was born. Barghouti is such a sadist he murdered a defenseless Monk in Israel. Basically Mr Falk supports Barghouti’s position of Palestinians murdering Jews on buses, shopping centers, disco’s, pizzeria’s and Passover seders.

    Mr Falk will probably quote Hamas official Ahmad Bahr, (deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council) who regularly call for the annihilation of the Jews: Bahr has said “Oh, Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters” and “the Americans and their supporters. Oh, Allah, count them one by one, and kill them all, without leaving a single one.”

    The following are some of the more heinous terror attacks for which Marwan Barghouti is responsible:
    Jun 12, 2001 – The murder of a Greek Orthodox monk on the road to Ma’ale Adumim.
    Jan 17, 2002 – The shooting attack during a bat mitzva celebration at a banquet hall in Hadera. Six Israelis were killed in this attack, 26 were injured.
    Jan 22, 2002 – The shooting spree on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem. Two Israelis were killed, 37 wounded.
    Feb 25, 2002 – The shooting attack in the Jerusalem residential neighborhood of Neve Ya’acov. One Israeli policewoman was killed, 9 Israelis were wounded.
    Feb 27, 2002 – The murder of an Israeli at a coffee factory in the Atarot industrial zone of Jerusalem.
    Feb 27, 2002 – The suicide attack perpetrated by Daryan Abu Aysha at the Maccabim checkpoint in which two policeman were injured.
    Mar 5, 2002 – The shooting spree at the Tel Aviv Seafood restaurant. Three Israelis were killed, 31 wounded.
    Mar 8, 2002 – A suicide terrorist was killed in Daheat el Barid as he was on his way to carry out an attack in Jerusalem.
    Mar 27, 2002 – The interception of an ambulance and the confiscation of an explosive belt which was being smuggled from Samaria into Barghouti’s terrorist infrastructure in Ramallah.
    Marwan Barghouti was also directly responsible for operating the terrorist cell of Raed Karmi in Tulkaram which carried out a series of deadly terrorist attacks.

    Then Mr Falk constantly quotes Uri Avnery.

    Even during Arafat’s homicide bombing campaign against Israeli civilians, Uri Avnery would speak out supporting Arafat.

    Gush Shalom also went to the city to protect the Palestinians behind the Fogel massacre 2 years ago.
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/143625#.UZIwfrWG1u8
    Israeli Left’s Solidarity with Itamar Killers
    Before the identity of the murderers from Awarta was revealed, leftists visited the village and denounced search of killer’s home as a “pogrom.”
    4/7/2011

    Uri Avnery also supported the Arafat ordered Kibbutz Metzer massacre in 2002
    Uri wrote an article called revenge of a child in Dec 2002.
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2002/11/18/the-revenge-of-a-child/

    This was about the terrorist incident where a Palestinian gunmen machine gunned an Israeli mother and her 2 sons at Kibbutz Metzer in 2002. The Israeli mother tried to shield her sons, but it was to no avail, the Palestinian terrorists massacred all 3 of them. Uri Avnery writes in this article, we should understand why Palestinians massacre Israeli woman and children. He basically says, we should make excuses for Arab atrocities.
    Avnery sounds like a Nazi.

    Avnery also supported the Maxim restaurant suicide bombing on October 4, 2003.
    Averny like the Kibbutz Metzner massacre again makes excuses for Hanadi Jaradat, The Palestinian bomber who killed 21 innocent people and maimed dozens
    for life.

    It should be noted, Hamas and Fatah are glorifying this terrorist Hanadi Jaradat.
    Which proves more and more how Israel is dealing with Islamic evil.
    The Palestinians have also put a lot of energy into celebrating the murders of Israeli civilians by Arab terrorists.
    They don’t just celebrate murdering us once or twice – they still celebrate murders they committed of Israelis in the 1970s.
    Their culture is one big murder cult (with our civilians as their targets)

    http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2012/04/hamas-celebrates-anniversary-of-haifa.html#disqus_thread
    April 01, 2012
    Hamas celebrates anniversary of Haifa restaurant bombing
    Hamas newspaper Palestine Times has a featured article celebrating the ten year anniversary of the bombing of the Arab-owned Matza restaurant in Haifa, that killed 16 Israeli civilians. The article includes photos of the bomber as well as of the devastation to the restaurant, whose roof collapsed from the force of the explosion.

    http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/10/18/arab-lawyers-union-honors-terrorist-who-killed-21-israelis-in-haifa/
    Arab Lawyers Union Honors Terrorist who Killed 21 Israelis in Haifa
    OCTOBER 18, 2012

    The Palestine Committee of the Arab Lawyers Union recently bestowed its “highest honor” on female suicide bomber Hanadi Jaradat, who killed 21 Israelis in a 2003 attack on Maxim’s restaurant in Haifa, Palestinian Media Watch reported on its website here.
    Jaradat, who worked as a lawyer, also injured 51 Israelis in her bombing of Maxim’s. The lawyers union “created the ‘Martyr Hanadi Jaradat plaque of honor’” for her, according to an Oct 14 report in the Palestinian daily publication Al-Ayyam.
    A delegation “conveyed to the family of Martyr Jaradat the good wishes of the head of the Union, Mr. Omar Al-Zayn… and also emphasized the pride of the Arab Lawyers Union for what their daughter had done in defense of Palestine and the nation.
    He constantly quotes Marwan Barghouti like he’s a saint and Falk calls for resistance against Israel as Barghouti calls for.
    You see more and more what a jihadist this Falk is.
    Falk doesn’t tell you the type of terrorist Barghouti was.
    I tried posting on Falk’s site 2 posts rebuking him, but ofcourse my posts weren’t posted.

  • Ken Kelso

    Jerusalem has had a Jewish population majority since the late 1850s – that’s 130 years already, before ‘Palestinianism’ was invented:
    Jews were expelled from East-Jerusalem by the Jordanian occupation at 1948. They lived in East-Jerusalem for thousands of years. They returned to their homes after Israel liberated the city in 67.
    Jerusalem was never in history the capitol of any Arab country.l might add that Jerusalem is mentioned in the Jewish Bible 667 times as opposed to zero times in the Koran..

    • Ken Kelso

      Arab and Muslim racism are the problem in Jerusalem.

      http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2013/12/muslim-family-attacked-in-jerusalem.html#comment-1147015763
      Muslim family attacked in Jerusalem – because attackers thought they were Jewish
      December 01, 2013

      A Muslim family from east Jerusalem was attacked two weeks ago by three Arab youths near the road of Sur Baher. Only after the group learnt that the family was in fact Palestinian did they leave them alone.

      Rashuan Salman, his wife and their baby daughter were making their way from Umm-Tuba to Jerusalem, using the same road used by the family of two-year-old Avigail Ben Zion who was moderately injured after being hit in the head by a rock, when they were attacked.

      “After driving along the road near Sur Baher three Arab youths jumped up on us,” Salman told Ynet on Sunday.

      “They tried to pull us out of the car and hit us, it seemed they were intent on lynching us. They tried opening the doors and my wife begged them to leave us alone. She spoke to them in Arabic and only then did they understand that we ourselves are Arabs, and left us alone. I hit the gas and drove away as fast as possible.”

      According to him, the youth clearly mistook them for Jews: “Me and my wife look Jewish, even the police officer who arrived said ‘at first sight I was sure you were Jews.’ He told us that these types of things happen all the time.”What’s that word again when people target Jews for no other reason except that they are Jews?

      It’s on the tip of my tongue…

      Well, whatever it is, I’m sure it doesn’t apply to the attackers here.

  • Ken Kelso

    Terrorist Falk supported the Boston bombing massacre.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/un-human-rights-official-calls-boston-bombing-blowback-and-resistance/
    UN Human Rights Official Calls Boston Bombing “Blowback” and “Resistance”
    Daniel Greenfield
    April 22, 2013

  • Ken Kelso

    The UN has been HIJACKED by the same Islamo fascist ideology which hijacked four passenger planes on 9/11 and flew them into buildings..

    • Ken Kelso

      Since the beginning of 2012 the Palestinians launched 1,500 rockets toward Israeli civilians. These are crimes against humanity.

      There also to terrorize Israelis into leaving Israel so the Palestinians can commit ethnic cleansing against the Jews in Israel as the Palestinians racist leaders call for.

      Hamas stores its missiles near schools and mosques in Gaza. They fire these missiles out of residential areas, so civilians are killed.

      Golda Meir 50 years ago talked about this Arab child abuse.

      Even Falk should be horrified by these Islamo fascists.

      http://kleinonline.wnd.com/2012/11/15/photo-hamas-missile-launch-pad-near-mosque-playground-civilian-factories-gas-station-also-half-a-block-from-fajr-5-site/

      PHOTO: Hamas missile launch pad next to mosque, playground. Civilian factories, gas station also half a block from Fajr-5 firing site.
      November 15, 2012

      How awful! It’s a shame that Hamas thinks of their children as weapons instead of as human beings.

      http://www.timesofisrael.com/foreign-ministry-slams-un-human-rights-chief-for-ringing-silence-on-gaza-rocket-fire/
      Foreign Ministry slams UN human rights chief for ‘ringing silence’ on Gaza rocket fire.
      High Commissioner does not care for Israelis’ human rights, spokesman charges
      RAPHAEL AHREN
      November 15, 2012

      • Drakken

        These pali savage children would cut your throat just as easily as any pali savage adult, time to quit playing nice and send allah his due, the devil himself will be there with a big smile and open arms welcoming those muzzy savages.

  • Ken Kelso

    http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2011/02/richard-falks-defense-of-khomeini-1979.html

    Richard Falk’s defense of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 calling him a moderate.

  • Ken Kelso

    Falk You, Gaza and the PA are in a war to liquidate all the Jews in Israel.
    Just go on Palmediawatch to see for yourself. http://www.palwatch.org

    What sickens the Israel haters like Falk is, that Jews now can fight back
    So killing Jews for sport and slitting the throats of sleeping Jewish babies is no longer consequence free.

  • AJPME

    APARTHEID – SIGNS OF THE TIMES

    Shulamit Aloni, former Education Minister of Israel. She has been awarded both the Israel Prize and the Emil Grunzweig Human Rights Award by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.

    “Yes, there is Apartheid in Israel”

    Jewish self-righteousness is taken for granted among ourselves to such an extent that we fail to see what’s right in front of our eyes. It’s simply inconceivable that the ultimate victims, the Jews, can carry out evil deeds. Nevertheless, the state of Israel practises its own, quite violent, form of Apartheid with the native Palestinian population.

    The US Jewish Establishment’s onslaught on former President Jimmy Carter is based on him daring to tell the truth which is known to all: through its army, the government of Israel practises a brutal form of Apartheid in the territory it occupies. Its army has turned every Palestinian village and town into a fenced-in, or blocked-in, detention camp. All this is done in order to keep an eye on the population’s movements and to make its life difficult. Israel even imposes a total curfew whenever the settlers, who have illegally usurped the Palestinians’ land, celebrate their holidays or conduct their parades.

    If that were not enough, the generals commanding the region frequently issue further orders, regulations, instructions and rules (let us not forget: they are the lords of the land). By now they have requisitioned further lands for the purpose of constructing “Jewish only” roads. Wonderful roads, wide roads, well-paved roads, brightly lit at night – all that on stolen land. When a Palestinian drives on such a road, his vehicle is confiscated and he is sent on his way.

    On one occasion I witnessed such an encounter between a driver and a soldier who was taking down the details before confiscating the vehicle and sending its owner away. “Why?” I asked the soldier. “It’s an order – this is a Jews-only road”, he replied. I inquired as to where was the sign indicating this fact and instructing [other] drivers not to use it. His answer was nothing short of amazing. “It is his responsibility to know it, and besides, what do you want us to do, put up a sign here and let some antisemitic reporter or journalist take a photo so he that can show the world that Apartheid exists here?”

    Indeed Apartheid does exist here. And our army is not “the most moral army in the world” as we are told by its commanders. Sufficient to mention that every town and every village has turned into a detention centre and that every entry and every exit has been closed, cutting it off from arterial traffic. If it were not enough that Palestinians are not allowed to travel on the roads paved ‘for Jews only’, on their land, the current GOC found it necessary to land an additional blow on the natives in their own land with an “ingenious proposal”.

    Humanitarian activists cannot transport Palestinians either.

    Major-General Naveh, renowned for his superior patriotism, has issued a new order. Coming into affect on 19 January, it prohibits the conveyance of Palestinians without a permit. The order determines that Israelis are not allowed to transport Palestinians in an Israeli vehicle (one registered in Israel regardless of what kind of numberplate it carries) unless they have received explicit permission to do so. The permit relates to both the driver and the Palestinian passenger. Of course none of this applies to those whose labour serves the settlers. They and their employers will naturally receive the required permits so they can continue to serve the lords of the land, the settlers.

    Did man of peace President Carter truly err in concluding that Israel is creating Apartheid? Did he exaggerate? Don’t the US Jewish community leaders recognise the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination of 7 March 1966, to which Israel is a signatory? Are the US Jews who launched the loud and abusive campaign against Carter for supposedly maligning Israel’s character and its democratic and humanist nature unfamiliar with the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid of 30 November 1973? Apartheid is defined therein as an international crime that among other things includes using different legal instruments to rule over different racial groups, thus depriving people of their human rights. Isn’t freedom of travel one of these rights?

    In the past, the US Jewish community leaders were quite familiar with the meaning of those conventions. For some reason, however, they are convinced that Israel is allowed to contravene them. It’s OK to kill civilians, women and children, old people and parents with their children, deliberately or otherwise without accepting any responsibility. It’s permissible to rob people of their lands, destroy their crops, and cage them up like animals in the zoo. From now on, Israelis and International humanitarian organisations’ volunteers are prohibited from assisting a woman in labour by taking her to the hospital. [Israeli human rights group] Yesh Din volunteers cannot take a robbed and beaten-up Palestinian to the police station to lodge a complaint. (Police stations are located at the heart of the settlements.) Is there anyone who believes that this is not Apartheid?

    Jimmy Carter does not need me to defend his reputation that has been sullied by Israelophile community officials. The trouble is that their love of Israel distorts their judgment and blinds them from seeing what’s in front of them. Israel is an occupying power that for 40 years has been oppressing an indigenous people, which is entitled to a sovereign and independent existence while living in peace with us. We should remember that we too used very violent terror against foreign rule because we wanted our own state. And the list of victims of terror is quite long and extensive.

    We do limit ourselves to denying the [Palestinian] people human rights. We not only rob of them of their freedom, land and water. We apply collective punishment to millions of people and even, in revenge-driven frenzy, destroy the electricity supply for one and half million civilians. Let them “sit in the darkness” and “starve”.

    Employees cannot be paid their wages because Israel is holding 500 million shekels that belong to the Palestinians. And after all that we remain “pure as the driven snow”. There are no moral blemishes on our actions. There is no racial separation. There is no Apartheid. It’s an invention of the enemies of Israel. Hooray for our brothers and sisters in the US! Your devotion is very much appreciated. You have truly removed a nasty stain from us. Now there can be an extra spring in our step as we confidently abuse the Palestinian population, using the “most moral army in the world”.

    • Softly Bob

      You’ve wasted several minutes of your life posting that nonsense. The Palestinians murder their own children. They fake Israeli atrocities and they are shameless jihadis. The Israelis give them everything they need but the ruling Hamas deliberately destroy or misuse every donation they get.
      Yet you defend them, shame on you. You have the morals of a gnat!
      You are either a devious liar or are seriously stupid. So which is it?

    • UCSPanther

      When Palestine implodes, the Palestinians will only have themselves to blame.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Dhimmi Carter?

      The Inflation President?

      The One Term Wonder?

      The Worst US President Ever?

      The man who was shamed by Fascist iran when it released the US embassy hostages as soon as Reagan was inaugurated – and doesn’t hate fascist iran – but hates Israel?

    • Bklyn Farmer

      Wow, I am impressed with your cutting and pasting.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Manure piles always attract disease carrying flies.

  • Tradecraft46

    Some Jews believe that Israel is bad for business. You can’t do deals when you are identified with an unpopular cause.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Pal-eSWINE is an unpopular case after 9/11, Boston Marathon bombing, Pan Am 103, ’72 Olympics hijacking.

      • Tradecraft46

        The thought is that you can win them over if Israel did not exist, and do more deals. In Islam, the Palies are very very popular, just not here.

  • Arafat

    I have written dozens of comments attached to Princeton’s newspaper website revolving around events like Falk’s visit. So, I sure do appreciate your article.

    For those who want to attack college events like this one the schools that are most likely to editorialize for the Palestinians are the following: Harvard, Brown, Duke Penn, Columbia and some of the large California schools.

    Please help prevent these universities from propagating propaganda by visiting their newspaper websites and commenting when they do so.

  • Von Stierlitz

    Modern “academia” is full of bizarre crackpots. This demented alcoholic fits there perfectly.

    • BS77

      He is a garbage peddler.

      • Ken Kelso

        Falk last month tried to give the impression that Israel is responsible for Assad slaughtering Syrian civilians.
        This proves more and more what a sicko Falk is.

        Falk basically absolves Arabs from all guilt and blame for their violent murderous behavior. .
        Falk knows Arabs and Muslims cannot be expected to behave like civilized people so he makes excuses for their terrorist atrocities.

        Let me put what Falk wrote.
        http://richardfalk.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/the-emergent-palestinian-imaginary/#comment-17195
        Leadership in the region that dares challenge or threaten Israel. Iran has been the principal target of this Israeli projection of a tendency to punish disproportionately and violently those that stand in the way or exhibit hostility to the Israeli National Project. Syria is illustrative of the sort of fragmentation that weakens a neighboring country that has been hostile or in a conflictual relationship with Israel. A welcoming of the Egyptian coup that displaced the democratically elected government with an oppressive military leadership is a further disclosure of Israel’s conception of its security interests.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    The only reason an old unhinged loon can get away with his lame crap is because GWB lied to the American people about the reality of Islam and it was a lie just as profound as the lies Obama told to get his Obamacare rammed through and to win reelection. Nevertheless, Islam is not a so-called “religion of peace”, as the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is to render the world into Islamic totalitarianism through both violent and non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law, in order to make Islam supreme throughout the world.

    Thus, what is happening in Israel, like is also happening in India, Thailand, Chechnya, the Sudan, Somalia, and in fact throughout the world, is the Muslims, in this case the so-called Palestinians, are waging a jihad (holy war) on behalf of Islam against the Israeli infidels to ultimately make Islam supreme in Israel.

    Indeed, Islam is not even a religion as the first and foremost prerequisite of Islam is the total, complete, and unconditional submission of all Muslims to the “will of Allah” under the penalty of death. So Muslims in effect become the slave of Allah, and if they refuse to wage jihad on his behalf, per the texts and tenets of Islam, they are executed for blasphemy and apostasy.

    Thus, since there is no freedom of conscience for Muslims to choose not to wage jihad in one form or another, per the dictates of Islam, or to leave the confines of Islam altogether without being executed, that means that Islam is a cult, and because the “will of Allah” that all Muslims must totally, completely, and unconditionally submit to under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy in essence is Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law, Islam is a very totalitarian cult.

    Of course, since Republicans, Dhimmicrats, the federal government, and the so-called MSM including Fox News and the Blaze have all bought into the cult of PC multiculturalism, you will never hear the truth about Islam being disseminated from them.

  • montlasky

    Why so much discussion over an idiot like Falk? He has been condemned all over the world as racist biggot with a chip between his feet and his shoulder….and beyond! Ignore the shmuck!!

  • bjedwards

    Princeton alumnae should boycott their Alma mater and cease giving it donations and endowments

  • AJPME

    How to Become an anti-Semite – One Easy Move

    by Roy Isacowitz – Jewish since birth, has lived in Israel for over 40 years.

    With apologies – we reproduce one of the least gruesome images of ‘classical antisemitism’ – of which PM Netanyahu has accused BDS supporters.

    Bibi has turned me into an ‘anti-Semite’

    Now that Israel’s prime minister has defined boycott supporters as ‘classical anti-Semites in modern garb,’ I’m trying to get used to my new identity.By Roy Isacowitz February 19, 2014

    I’ve spent the last couple of days battling to come to terms with the fact that I’m an anti-Semite.

    It’s not an easy thing to accept for someone who has been Jewish since birth, has lived in Israel for over 40 years and who likes to believe that he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body. In fact, it’s a real blow.

    But it must be true because Prime Minister Netanyahu said it was – and we all know that Bibi would never play fast and loose with the truth on matters as sacred as anti-Semitism and the Holocaust.

    To be specific, Netanyahu described supporters of a boycott against Israel, of which I am one, as “classical anti-Semites in modern garb.” In the past, the prime minister said earlier this week, “anti-Semites boycotted Jewish businesses – and today they call for the boycott of the Jewish state.”

    Case closed. Everyone who supports a boycott against Israel as a means of pressuring it to drop its insane and suicidal dominion over the Palestinian people is a classical anti-Semite. Not an ordinary, run-of-the-mill kind of anti-Semite, note, but a classical one – the type who flips through the Protocols of Zion before turning out the light at night and believes that Jews use Christian blood in baking their matzot.

    It’s also worth noting that the government’s boycott law specifically includes any “area under Israel’s control,” which means that even refraining from drinking Golan wine is a sure sign of anti-Semitism. So, the next time you want to check the place of origin of a packet of parsley in the supermarket, think again. Next thing you know, you’ll be spray-painting swastikas on walls.

    It’s like drugs, this anti-Semitism stuff. You start with something small, like avoiding herbs from Gush Etzion, and before you know it you’re foaming at the mouth and mainlining Mein Kampf. Or arguing that disinvestment might prompt Israeli businessmen to pay a little more attention to what’s going on in their back yard.

    Same thing, really; anti-Semitism is anti-Semitism. Only a proto-anti-Semite would look for nuances in the filth and the muck. Luckily, we have our sharp and unerring prime minister to fend off the danger and keep us on the straight and narrow. Only he knows how fiendishly devious the anti-Semites really are.

    It’s going to take me time to get used to being a classical anti-Semite. It’s like discovering in my sixties that my biological father was actually Himmler or that I was mistakenly swapped with another baby at birth. (I wonder if he also turned out to be an anti-Semite.) An entire lifetime of self-discovery needs to be scrapped and the process begun again from scratch.

    U.S. Jewish groups are consulting with one another on what next steps to take to counter Israel’s new anti-boycott law, a measure these activists are protesting in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square, July 13, 2011. Photo by Uri Lenz/ Flash 90

    Not that it was entirely unexpected, to be honest. I understood relatively early on that the progressive, non-racial Judaism I imbibed with my mother’s milk (what was in that damn milk, for Christ sake?) was very far from the Judaism that drives Israel. So, pretty much from the start, I’ve been a bit of a Jewish sore thumb in Israel; an anachronism among my exclusivist and revanchist fellow Jews.

    But I never thought of myself as an anti-Semite. A non-mainstream Israeli, certainly; a non-Zionist, probably – even, perhaps, a quasi-self-hating Jew. But never an anti-Semite.

    Now, thanks to the prime minister, I have seen the light. I’m too old and too set in my ways to change my politics, so I’m just going to have to get used to being an anti-Semite and make the best of it. Learn to love my anti-Semitic self, as contemporary pop-psychology would have it.

    And I’m pleased to say that there do seem to be some glimmers of illumination, if not exactly hope. For one thing, we anti-Semitic boycotters seem to be souring the mood of the prime minister and his cohorts. There’s no doubt that they’re concerned by all this boycott stuff – very concerned, even – and concerned Jews should make an anti-Semite happy, I guess. I’m still a novice anti-Semite, so I don’t really know. But the signs are good.

    Then there’s the odd, niggling doubt I’ve had on occasion about my political positions – like on Iran, for example. To me, Netanyahu has always seemed to have a Strangelovian obsession with nuking Iran, but I’ll admit to moments during which I’ve questioned whether perhaps he knows more about what’s going on than I do; he is the prime minister, after all.

    Now, I no longer have to worry. As an anti-Semite, I can trash the Jewish prime minister without qualm or conscience. After all, if being pro-Israel means being as intellectually dishonest as the prime minister is, then being an anti-Semite is probably a step up.

    • Phil

      You are an idiot.

    • Drakken

      Put your money where your muzzy loving mouth is and go there and support your jihadist, I am absolutely positive the Rachel Corrie would welcome you with open arms.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Are you are upset that the Israelis are not the unarmed Jews of WW2 or Medina?

  • AJPME

    Jewish State – Another Pipe Dream

    08/02/14

    Uri Avnery

    Tel Aviv

    WHAT’S WRONG about the demand that the Palestinian leadership recognize Israel as the “Nation State of the Jewish People”?

    Well, practically everything.

    States recognize each other. They don’t have to recognize each other’s ideological character.

    A state is a reality. Ideologies belong to the abstract realm.

    When the United States recognized the Soviet Union in 1933, it recognized the state. It did not recognize its communist nature.

    When the PLO recognized the State of Israel in the Oslo agreement, and in the exchange of letters preceding it, it was not asked to recognize its Zionist ideology. When Israel in return recognized the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people, it did not recognize any particular Palestinian ideology, secular or religious.

    Some Israelis (including myself) would like to change the self-definition of Israel as a “Jewish and democratic state”, omitting the word “Jewish”. Some other Israelis would like to omit or demote the word “democratic”. Neither of us believe that we need the confirmation of the Palestinians for this.

    It’s just none of their business.

    I DON’T know what the real intention of Netanyahu is when he presents this demand as an ultimatum.

    The most flattering explanation for his ego is that it is just another trick to sabotage the “peace process” before it reaches the demand to evacuate the Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories. The less flattering explanation is that he really believes in it, that he is driven by some deeply rooted national inferiority complex that needs outside assurance of “legitimacy”. Recognizing the “National State of the Jewish People” means accepting the entire Zionist narrative, lock, stock and barrel, starting from the divine promise to Abraham to this very day.

    When John Kerry considers whether to include this demand in his Framework Agreement, he should think about this twice.

    Where would this leave his special emissary, Martin Indyk?mMr. Indyk is a Jew, bearing a Yiddish Name (Indyk means turkey). If Israel is the state of the entire Jewish nation and/or people, he is included willy-nilly. The state of Israel represents him, too. So how can he function as an honest broker between the two warring sides?

    And where does this leave the millions of American Jews, now that the conflict between the governments of the US and Israel is deepening? On what side are they? Are they all Jonathan Pollards?

    THE NEWLY found independent American voice vis-à-vis Israel drives Israeli rightists to devise more and more weird solutions. The latest example is Binyamin Netanyahu’s brilliant idea: why not leave the Israeli settlers where they are as Palestinian citizens?

    This looks to many sensible people as eminently fair, in the best Anglo-Saxon tradition.

    The state of Israel now has some 1.6 million Arab Palestinian citizens. Why should the State of Palestine, including East Jerusalem, not include some 0.6 million Jewish Israeli citizens?

    The Arabs in Israel enjoy, at least in theory, full legal rights. They vote for the Knesset. They are subject to the law. Why should these Israelis not enjoy full legal rights in Palestine, vote for the Majlis and be subject to the law?

    People love symmetry. Symmetry makes life easier. It removes complexities.

    (When I was a recruit in the army I was taught to mistrust symmetry. Symmetry is rare in nature. When you see evenly spaced trees, I was told, it is not a forest, but camouflaged enemy soldiers.)

    THIS SYMMETRY is false, too.

    Israel’s Arab citizens live on their land. Their forefathers have been living there for at least 1400 years, and perhaps for 5000 years. Sa’eb Erekat exclaimed this week that his family has been living in Jericho for 10,000 years, while his Israeli counterpart, Tzipi Livni, is the daughter of an immigrant.

    The settlers in the occupied Palestinian territories are mostly new immigrants, too. They do not sit on the land of their forefathers, but on Palestinian land expropriated by force – either “private” land or “government land”. This so-called “government land” was the communal land reserves of the villages that in Ottoman times was registered in the name of the Sultan, and later in the name of the British and Jordanian authorities. When Israel conquered the area, it took over these lands as if it owned them.

    BUT THE main point is something different. It concerns the character of the settlers themselves.

    The core of the settlers, precisely those who live in the “isolated” small settlements in the areas that will in any case become part of the Palestinian state, are religious and nationalist fanatics.

    The very purpose of their leaving comfortable homes in Israel and going to the desolate stony hills of “Judea and Samaria” was idealistic. It was to claim this area for Israel, fulfill their interpretation of God’s commandment and make a Palestinian state forever impossible.

    The idea that these people would become law-abiding citizens of the very same Palestinian state is preposterous. Most of them hate everything Arab, including the workers who work for them without the benefit of minimum wages or social rights, and say so openly at every opportunity. They support the “Price Tag” thugs who terrorize their Arab neighbors, or at least don’t speak out against them. They obey their fanatical rabbis, who discuss among themselves whether it is right to kill non-Jewish children, who, when grown up, may kill Jews. They plan the building of the Third Temple, after blowing up the Muslim shrines.

    To think about them as Palestinian citizens is ludicrous.

    OF COURSE, not all the settlers are like that. Some of them are quite different.

    This week, an Israeli TV station aired a series about the economic situation of the settlers. It was an eye-opener.

    Those ideological pioneers, living in tents and wooden huts, are long gone. Many settlements now consist of palatial buildings, each with its swimming pool, horses and orchards – something the Israeli 99% cannot even dream of. Since almost all of them came to the “territories” without a shekel in their pocket, it is clear that all these palaces were built with our tax money – the huge sums transferred every year to this enterprise.

    The clusters of urban settlements near the Green Line called “settlement blocs” are another matter. They are likely to be joined to Israel in the context of an “exchange of territories”. But at least two of them raise severe questions: Ariel, which lies some 25 km inside the putative Palestinian state, and Maaleh Adumim, which practically cuts the West Bank into two.

    Incorporating these two large towns with their inhabitants into the sovereign State of Palestine is a pipe-dream.

    WHEN NETANYAHU promised this week that he will not remove one single settler nor evacuate one single settlement, he may have been thinking of Charles de Gaulle, who also did not remove settlers or uproot settlements. He just fixed the date when the French army would leave Algeria.

    That was enough.

    • Drakken

      Pssst, dumbazz muzzy lover, those effing ragheads who started all the wars and they lost, to the victors go the spoils and here you are whining about it in the hopes that you can have a do over, too bloody bad, your lucky that I am not in charge, for every rocket or mortar fired into Israel proper, you ragheads loose a grid square, (1,000 by 1,000 meters), sooner ot later you inbred savages would get the point, until then up yours.

    • Ken Kelso

      Uri Avnery the radical says, Sa’eb Erekat exclaimed this week that his family has been living in Jericho for 10,000 years.

      Uri Averny also believes their was a massacre in Jenin as the liar Erekat tried to fool the world into believing.

      Mr Elder destroys the lies of Erekat saying he’s related to the Caananites

      http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2014/02/saeb-erekats-canaanite-lies-video.html#.UwipMPldXow
      Saeb Erekat’s “Canaanite” lies – the video
      Wednesday, February 05, 2014

    • Ken Kelso

      There’s a difference between France in Algeria and Jews living in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria.

      Jews were living on these lands 15 centuries before Mohammad was born.

      http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2014/02/saeb-erekat-admits-he-is-jordanian.html#.UwiplfldXow
      Saeb Erekat admits he is a Jordanian Bedouin, not a “Canaanite”
      Monday, February 17, 2014

      On February 2, after Saeb Erekat claimed to be descended from 10,000 year old Canaanites, I was the first to show that his family actually came from the Huwaitat tribe which was on the Arabian peninsula, between what is now Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

      Apparently, an Israeli columnist at Israel Hayom mentioned this as well a week later, and the Arab media picked up on it. (Here is a case where Arab media was more aggressive than Western media in confronting Erekat on his lies.)

      So Erekat responded that, sure, he is a Jordanian and a Bedouin and he is proud of it.

      The head of the PLO’s negotiations department, Saeb Erekat said: “It is an honor for me to be a Bedouin and to be a Jordanian.”

      This was said in an interview he gave to the Dunya Al-Watan newspaper, answering rumors spread by Hebrew newspapers. He (Erekat) added: ”The Israelis said that my mother was Jewish, and they accused me of having a relationship with Livni.”

      The top Palestinian negotiator said: “It is an honor for me to be a Bedouin, an Arab and a Jordanian. I have a special feeling that Allah bestowed an honor upon me and gave me a gift for which I thank him, namely that I was born a Palestinian. I was born a Palestinian only as a gift from Allah”.

      He added: “We were born Palestinian so we can regain Palestine with Eastern Jerusalem as its capital city.”

      Reuven Berko, the political analyst at the “Israel Hayom” newspaper said: “Erekat is a Jordanian Bedouin from the Huweytat tribe, and not a Palestinian.”He’s a Jordanian/Bedouin/Canaanite/Palestinian/Arab, so he can pick and choose whichever self-definition he finds more appropriate at any point in time. There is nothing “Palestinian” about him except an accident of where he was born.

      What a liar.

      What a “negotiating partner.”

    • Ken Kelso

      http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/elder-of-ziyon/erekat-says-family-in-palestine-for-9000-years-they-came-from-arabia/2014/02/03/
      Erekat Says Family in Palestine for 9000 years – They Came from Arabia By: Elder of Ziyon
      February 3rd, 2014

      From the Times of Israel: Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator over the weekend again ruled out the notion of Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Speaking at a Munich conference, on a panel with his Israeli counterpart Tzipi Livni, Erekat said the demand was unacceptable: “When you say ‘accept Israel as a Jewish state’ you are asking me to change my narrative,” he claimed, asserting that his ancestors lived in the region “5,500 years before Joshua Bin-Nun came and burned my hometown Jericho.”

      Joshua lived about 3,300 years ago, so Erekat is claiming that his family was in the region for nearly 9000 years. Is this true? Not even close

      Erekat was born in Abu Dis, near Jerusalem. I found an interview with another Erekat who was born in Abu Dis, named Hussein Mohamed Erekat.

      He says that his family actually comes from the Huwaitat region of the northwestern Arabian Peninsula. Indeed, this article about the dialects and clans of Saudi Arabia confirms the existence of the Erekat (sometimes spelled Areikat or Ariqat) families in Huwaitat, and they are one of seven clans that ended up in Palestine.

      Is Saeb a member of this clan? Yes, he is.

      This Facebook page of the Erekat family traces the Erekat family history, and this article confirms that the family came from the Huwaitat region, and it also that mentions prominent Erekats – including Saeb. That article also says that before Huwaitat, their ancestors emigrated from Medina.

      All of the Erekats are related. Most of their most prominent members have held positions in Jordan’s government or armed forces, but three PLO diplomats are from the family, including Saeb, the US representative of the PLO Maen Rashid Areikat, and the PLO’s delegate to the Ukraine Khaled Erekat.

      (Saeb is also implying that he was born in Jericho, but he wasn’t.)

      Saeb Erekat is, once again, lying. Just as we caught him lying many, many times before. And after all these years of documented lies, no one in the media has had the guts to confront him.

      Because, you see, he may be a liar, but he is a moderate liar, and therefore deserves everyone’s uncritical support.

      And why should Israel have a problem signing a peace agreement with liars? UPDATE: Erekat actually said “I am the proud son of the Canaanites who were there 5,500 years before Joshua bin Nun burned down the town of Jericho.”

  • Zorba

    He can go Falk himself.

  • Darius19

    As a Jewish guy myself, I cannot wait to hear of this little wicked gnome’s demise. Death to Falk! Death to his family!

  • The Facts

    This article is an example of Mr. Puder and ITAI acting as a phalange of Daniel Pipes’ Campus Watch in order to control who speaks at universities. This same man and agency misrepresented Walid Shoebat as a “professor,” so forged credentials are not a problem.

  • Julie61

    I disagree with this professor – why are people like him allowed to incite violence?? Why would anyone hire someone who hates america? Israel should and is defending itself and he can get over it -