Shock: UN appoints pro-Zionist conservative as special envoy to Israel and Palestine

Kidding. He’s a Truther with a weak spot for Ward Churchill and Israel/Nazi comparisons, of course.

The next UN investigator into Israeli conduct in the occupied territories has stood by comments comparing Israeli actions in Gaza to those of the Nazis.

Speaking to the BBC, Professor Richard Falk said he believed that up to now Israel had been successful in avoiding the criticism that it was due.

Professor Falk is scheduled to take up his post for the UN Human Rights Council later in the year.

Seriously, I’m glad to hear it. The more naked the bias is — and it’s awfully naked at this point– the more discredited the organization becomes. Can we get this guy appointed as Falk’s special advisor?

Update: Case in point. A few years ago, Israel might have thought twice about pulling a move like that. Now, though? Why not? What fair-minded American anywhere to the right of MoveOn would fault them for it?