Richard Falk

Richard Falk

Richard Falk is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights. An international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for forty years, since 2002 Falk has lived in Santa Barbara, California, and taught at the local campus of the University of California in Global and International Studies and since 2005 chaired the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Syria, US Wars of Aggression, and the Wrong 'Red Lines'
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
What Was Wrong with Obama’s Speech in Jerusalem
It was master-crafted as an ingratiating speech by the world’s most important leader and the government that has most consistently championed Israel ’s cause over the decades. Enthusiastically received by the audience of Israeli youth, and especially by liberal Jews around the world.
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Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Latest Gaza Catastrophe
The media double standards in the West on the new and tragic Israeli escalation of violence directed at Gaza were epitomised by an absurdly partisan New York Times front page headline: "Rockets Target Jerusalem; Israel girds for Gaza Invasion" ( NYT , Nov 16, 2012). Decoded somewhat, the message is this: Hamas is the aggressor, and Israel when and if it launches a ground attack on Gaza must expect itself to be further attacked by rockets.
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Monday, October 22, 2012
From Hope to Fear: 2008 vs. 2012
In 2008, Barack Obama rekindled faith in the America electoral process for many, and revived the deeper promise of American democracy, bringing to the foreground of the national political experience a brilliant and compassionate African American candidate.
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Tuesday, May 08, 2012
The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike: Traveling below the Western Radar
Can anyone doubt that if there were more than 1,300 hunger strikers in any country in the world other than Palestine, the media in the West would be obsessed with the story? It would be featured day after day, and reported on from all angles, including the severe medical risks associated with such a lengthy refusal to take food.
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Israel's War Crimes
The Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip represent severe and massive violations of international humanitarian law as defined in the Geneva Conventions, both in regard to the obligations of an Occupying Power and in the requirements of the laws of war Even the most naive American voter cannot be expected to see the morally, legally and politically questionable death sentence given to Saddam Hussein a milestone in the Bush Administration's illegal war in Iraq. As the milestones pile up, so do the bodies. Those violations include:
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