UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Richard Falk issued a statement today blasting an Israeli court for yesterday’s Rachel Corrie civil suit ruling, saying it represented a “defeat for justice and accountability and a victory for impunity for the Israeli military.”
The lawsuit was brought by the parents of slain activist Rachel Corrie, and sought only $1, a tacit admission of wrongdoing. The court rejected the case, and the judge declared that Corrie brought her death upon herself.
Falk termed the ruling a “sad outcome, above all for the Corrie family but also for the rule of law.” The Corries intend to appeal the case to the Israeli high court, though since the Israeli Defense Ministry has barred most witnesses from the trial the case is seen as more or less a foregone conclusion.
Israel’s government has often condemned Falk, and in 2008 captured him in a Tel Aviv airport and expelled him, declaring him “unwelcome” because of criticism of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.
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OK good, we heard you, that Israel is a defeat and disgrace to the international and domestic justice, are you going to prosecute Israel and call upon ICC to start the process, or is just another didly do shout in the dark as UN have made for over due years.
My compliments to UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk. He recognizes the Israeli court's ruling as the bull**** that it is. Falk is one of those guys who hasn't been bought off by the U.S. and Israel.
Say, what about the U.S. Government? They should have raised hell with the Zionist entity over the latter's killing of Rachel Corrie, an American citizen. But the U.S. Governent is dishonorable in general, and especially so where Israel is concerned. . . .
Add this to The levon affair, the USS Liberty, and once again ort "only friend in The Middle
East" kills Americans with impunity and the President, the congress, and the militAry kowtow. And let's not forget those Mosad agents high fiving each other in Liberty Park, New Jersey as the Trade Center collapsed in the background.
My thoughts exactly but we are eather Nazis Anti-Semites or Self Hateing Jews if we speak the truth.I'm not Jewish guess I'm a goyim and according to these Zionists even the best of use deserves death.I would think to be Anti-Semetic you would have to do something wrong to a Semite like all Palistinians.What to put LOL,but there is not 1 thing funny about this.
The Court decision provided legal cover for the IDF and for those who seek to discourage acts of civil disobedience by Americans, and who seek to heap invective on the actions and memory of Rachel Corrie, yet it is the "golden spear" that further proves that Israel has been a rogue state which pays lip service to "democracy" and all too frequently denies "human rights", including to live a life free of state sanctioned murder.
Just as Pat Tillman’s 2004 friendly-fire death was covered up by the Army (and those responsible whitewashed by both the Bush and Obama administrations), the nature of Yoni Netanyahu’s 1976 death at Entebbe was covered up the IDF. Yoni and Pat Tillman were both driven by a sense of integrity, honesty and conviction. As was Rachel Corrie, who was Pat Tillman’s hero [see the June 2010 post, “That’s My Hero”: Pat Tillman, Rachel Corrie, and Yoni Netanyahu, at the feralfirefighter blog].
In her book, “Boots on the Ground by Dusk,” Mary Tillman (Pat’s mother) wrote: “Everywhere I look in this house, I’m staggered by memories. … I stay in the house to look at Pat’s books on the shelves and appreciate his special keepsakes displayed in the dining room hutch. As I’m looking at the mementos, I find a small newspaper clipping I’ve seen before. The article is about Rachel Corrie … I remember picking up the article from the same spot more than a year ago  and asking Pat, ‘Who’s this?’ ‘That’s my hero,’ Pat said. ‘She was a stud; she had a lot of guts.’ I read the article with tears in my eyes then; now, I quietly cry.”
Yet…Pat Tillman joined the Crusaders and was killed by his own masters' servants and co-mercenaries. How ironic! Thrice ironic, actually.
What else did one expect from a "tribal" society? In a tribal society, in any conflict between the "outsider" and a "tribal member", the outsider is always deemed to be the wrongful one -always. How do intelligent, sophisticated Israelis manage to live in Israel without their heads exploding from the constant barrage of raw hypocrisy and moral dissonance?
LOL! As if Isreal gave a rat's ass about it.
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