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UN Report Calling Israel ‘Apartheid State‘ Pulled, Commission Head Resigns

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the United Nations General Assembly on October 1, 2015. (Photo: AP)

The controversial and criticized United Nations (UN) report declaring Israel an “apartheid state” has been pulled and Rima Khalaf, the head of the commission has resigned.

The report by the United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) recommended bringing the State of Israel “to an end.” The ESCWA is made up of 18 Arab states, the majority of which do not even recognize the State of Israel’s existence.

U.N. Secretary General had asked for it to be taken down from the website, although the executive summary of the anti-Semitic text is still on the UN website. Rima Khalaf, of Jordan, is a well-known anti-Semite who has previously compared the State of Israel to Nazi Germany. On her way out, she said Israel was committing “war crimes against humanity.”

U.N. Under-Secretary General and ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf speaks during a news conference announcing her resignation from the United Nations in Beirut, Lebanon, March 17, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)

U.N. Under-Secretary General and ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf speaks during a news conference announcing her resignation from the United Nations in Beirut, Lebanon, March 17, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)

“It is only normal for criminals to pressure and attack those who advocate the cause of their victims,” Khalaf wrote in the resignation letter, adding that she stands by the report.

The ESCWA report was co-written by Richard Falk, a disgraced 9/11 truther and conspiracy theorist. He blamed the Boston Marathon Bombing on “American global interests” and “Tel Aviv.” Former U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon once said that using Mr. Falk “undermines the credibility and work of the United Nations.”

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Laura Lee Baris is the Assistant Editor at People's Pundit Daily (PPD) and the Producer of "Inside the Numbers" with the People's Pundit. Laura covers politics, entertainment, culture and women's issues. She is also married to the People's Pundit, Richard D. Baris, and a mother to their two beautiful children.

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