It was only a matter of time before this piece of gutter trash chimed in.
Via Fox News:
Richard Falk, the notorious former United Nations human rights official who was widely castigated for his anti-Semitic statements and aggressively anti-Israeli stance before finally leaving office in May, is at it again.
Falk, formerly the U.N. special rapporteur on the rights of the Palestinian people, is orchestrating a new manifesto accusing Israel of making war against “the people of Gaza as a whole,” calling on the U.N and “in particular the United States of America” to hold Israeli political leaders and military commanders accountable for war crimes, and demanding that the U.N. Security Council refer the entire situation in Palestine to the International Criminal Court.
The manifesto is signed by Falk, who is now at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and 124 other legal academics around the world, including a handful in the U.S. The most prominent signatory aside from Falk is John Dugard, a South African legal scholar who was also widely condemned for anti-Semitic findings as the U.N.’s human rights special rapporteur on Palestine — until Falk took his place.
The “Joint Declaration by International Law Experts on Israel’s Gaza Offensive” is currently posted on Falk’s personal blog and is spreading through the left-wing blogosphere.
Falk adds that he and his fellow signatories “welcome additional signatures that can be sent to me in the comments section, with affiliation noted for identification, and names will be periodically added to the text.”
Falk’s latest eruption is “par for the course,” observes Brett Schaefer, a U.N. expert at the conservative Heritage Foundation. “This is what he did at the U.N. human rights council and it’s unsurprising that he’s doing it again.”
“Richard Falk has a well-deserved reputation for anti-Semitism and bias against Israel that he advanced through his six years at the human rights council and it is no surprise that he would again be attacking Israel in the current circumstances” of Israel’s Gaza offensive.
What is more surprising, perhaps, is the arc of Falk’s career alongside that of his wife, Hilal Elver, as they have shuttled in and out of UC Santa Barbara into stints as U.N. human rights council rapporteurs — with roughly equivalent complaints about their anti-Semitic and often anti-American views — as well as other continuing U.N. ties.