Outspoken Israel Critic Likely to Replace Falk as Palestinian Rights Monitor

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palestinian-un-richard-falkPressure from Arab states has caused the UN Human Rights Council president to reject the candidacy of an American academic to replace outgoing Palestinian rights monitor Richard Falk, according to diplomats cited in a report on Wednesday by UN Watch.

The Arab League objected to Georgetown Law lecturer Christina Cerna, who was recommended by the agency’s vetting committee, because she did not have a prior record of statements on Palestinian issues.

The position will instead go to Indonesia’s former UN envoy Makarim Wibisono, who has a long history of one-sided remarks regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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