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The Human Rights Council: Wrong again

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Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, 8:54 p.m.
 

Score another international insult to the ignoble United Nations Human Rights Council, where a “special rapporteur” has called for a boycott of all companies, including those in the U.S., that do business in Israel.

In a report to the U.N. General Assembly, Richard Falk, an investigator on human rights in the Palestinian territories, posits that corporations, including Hewlett-Packard and Caterpillar Inc., should “be prepared to accept any consequences — reputation, financial or legal — of continuing operations” in Israel, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

It's more of the same Israel bashing that dominates the Human Rights Council, where Mr. Falk, a professor emeritus at Princeton University, fits right in. He once compared the Jewish state to Nazi Germany, The Associated Press reports.

Naturally, Falk's report drew a quick rebuke from U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice — the same foreign policy expert who falsely attributed the murderous attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi to an obscure anti-Muslim video. She toes the indefensible line that by working within the discredited Human Rights Council, the U.S. can redeem the irredeemable.

Not when several countries in the U.N. General Assembly already have defended Falk's report as fair and balanced, The AP reports.

Once and for all, the U.S. must cleanse itself of this fetid fertilizer and the world body that so ably shovels it.

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