Falk’s Cartoonish Antisemitism

Here is a cartoon, depicting a Jewish dog (no – not plausibly an Israeli one: as the colour blue and the two stripes are missing) wearing a yarmulke and a USA shirt, savaging a skeleton while urinating on Justice.

It was posted on the blog of  the UN Human Rights Council’s expert on Palestine, Richard Falk.

When UN Watch publicised this remarkable act, Falk first denied:

“It is a complete lie. I know nothing about such a cartoon, and would never publish such a thing, ever.”

and then deleted the cartoon.

“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.”

No mate. I bet you don’t.


Falk has now posted a further ‘clarification‘ in which he repeatedly explains that he did not appreciate that the cartoon was antisemitic, and then goes on to apologise to animals:

To be clear, I oppose any denigration of a people based on ethnicity, race, religion, stage of development, and believe in the human dignity of all people in their individual and collective identity.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. This is both a sacred imperative of my idea of a spiritual life, but also an integral aspect of species survival on an increasingly crowded, overheated, and endangered planet.

Oh, fuck off.