"Israel's ambassador to the United Nations slammed the UN's Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) on Wednesday after the commission released a report accusing Israel of establishing 'an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole.'
The report, titled 'Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid,' says that 'available evidence establishes beyond a reasonable doubt that Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the crime of apartheid as legally defined in instruments of international law.'...
Danny Danon, Israel's UN envoy, hit back at the report, calling it an 'attempt to smear and falsely label the only true democracy in the Middle East by creating a false analogy is despicable and constitutes a blatant lie.'
'It comes as no surprise that an organization headed by an individual who has called for boycotts against Israel, and compared our democracy to the most terrible regimes of the twentieth century, would publish such a report. We call on the Secretary General to disassociate the UN from this biased and deceitful report,' he said in reference to ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf, a Jordanian national.
The report was compiled by Richard Falk, a Princeton professor emeritus with a long track record of vehemently anti-Israel rhetoric who previously was the UN's Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Palestine, and by Virginia Tilley, an American political scientist who authored the book 'The One-State Solution' in 2005..."