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UN ESCWA chief resigns over report on ‘apartheid’ Israel

UN Under-Secretary General and ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf speaks in Beirut, Lebanon, on 17 March 2017. [Muhammed Ali Akman/Anadolu Agency]
MEMO | March 17, 2017

The head of the United Nation’s West Asia commission resigned today after what she described as pressure from the secretary-general to withdraw a report accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians.

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which comprises 18 Arab states, published the report on Wednesday and said it was the first time a UN body had clearly made the charge.

UN Under-Secretary General and ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf announced her resignation at a news conference in Beirut.

UN chief Antonio Guterres accepted the resignation, a UN spokesman said.

“This is not about content, this is about process,” said Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

“The secretary-general cannot accept that an under-secretary-general or any other senior UN official that reports to him would authorize the publication under the UN name, under the UN logo, without consulting the competent departments and even himself,” he told reporters.

March 17, 2017 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Full Spectrum Dominance | , , , ,


  1. A shame that Ms. Khalaf has been made a scapegoat. Sacrificed to Zionist bloodlust. But the report has been issued! Full marks to her for resigning sooner than withdraw it.

    Comment by traducteur | March 17, 2017 | Reply

  2. No one is allowed to speak truth to(or about) Israel, and its deranged, maniacal leader ‘Nutjobyahu……….

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | March 18, 2017 | Reply

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