The white house demanded that the UN retract the report published on the eve of the Agency for the economic and social problems in Western Asia (ESCWA), in which Israel is charged with the establishment of the regime of apartheid and discriminatory policies against Palestinians.
Such an open accusation at the Jewish state for the first time voiced from the rostrum of the UN. The head of this structure Rima Khalaf, Deputy Secretary General of the UN claims that Israel is a racist state where Palestinians are persecuted. This performance took place at the Beirut headquarters of ESCWA. This Institute brings together 18 Arab States located in Western Asia, the report was prepared at their request.
Khalaf explained to the audience that Israel is pursuing a deliberate policy of the division of Palestinian society into four groups – residents of East Jerusalem, residents of the West Bank and Gaza and the inhabitants of the refugee camps outside of the Jewish state. This strategy was allegedly used for a more successful oppression of the Palestinian people.
ESCWA expressed the hope that this report, prepared by Richard Falk, a former inspector for the UN Agency for human rights, and Virginia Tilly, a Professor of political science at southern Illinois University, will serve to further analysis of the causes of the problem.
Earlier, the US accused Falk, who left his post in 2014, biased against the Jewish state.
Nicky Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, criticized the report in a special statement, which reads as follows: «the United States are outraged by this report. The UN has behaved reasonably, distantsirovaniya from these charges, but it should go further and revoke the document.»
Danny Danon, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, has also criticized the report, saying: «the Attempt to denigrate and defame the only true democracy in the middle East by conducting improper Parallels disgusting and based on blatant lies.»
The UN representative, in turn, noted that the document was published without consultation with the leadership of this international structure, and does not reflect the position of the Secretary-General, antónio Guterres.
Their indignation was expressed by the Conference of heads of major Jewish organizations, which demanded Guterres to withdraw the report.