A United Nations human rights expert investigating Israel’s treatment of Palestinians expressed regret on Monday for posting an anti-Semitic cartoon on his blog, but rejected calls to resign his role saying critics were using a “careless” mistake to attack him.
US academic Richard Falk said he didn’t spot what he called “the anti-Semitic connotations” when he published a caricature showing a dog wearing a Jewish skullcap and an American flag eating human bones while urinating on a statue representing justice.
Oh, well, sure. Who can be expected to see the anti-semetic connotation of something like that?
- U.N. Palestinian rights rapporteur slammed for posting anti-Semitic cartoon (jta.org)
- Obama administration, Jewish groups, to U.N.: Sack Falk (jta.org)