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March 25, 2014 4:24 pm

U.S. Welcomes Departure of ‘Noxious’ U.N. Rights Envoy for Palestinian Arabs

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Richard Falk, the special rapporteur for the Palestinian territories with the U.N. Human Rights Council. Photo: U.N. Watch.

ReutersThe United States on Monday welcomed the imminent departure of a U.N. human rights investigator for the Palestinian territories whom Washington accused of being biased against Israel and spreading conspiracy theories about the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Richard Falk, the outgoing United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, told a news conference as recently as last week that Israeli policies bore “unacceptable characteristics of colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing.

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