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U.N. wants international courts to look into Israeli settlements

U.N. wants international courts to look into Israeli settlements

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 21 (UPI) -- A U.N. special envoy on Palestinian issues said Friday it was time for the International Court of Justice to assess what he said was Israeli colonialism.
Fuel crisis creating Gazan emergency, U.N. says

Fuel crisis creating Gazan emergency, U.N. says

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- U.N. special envoy for Palestinian rights Richard Falk said Tuesday the lack of electricity for 1.7 million residents in Gaza Strip is sparking a catastrophe.

U.N. expert urges Israel to halt highway project in Beit Safafa

JERUSALEM, May 13 (UPI) -- An independent U.N. expert Monday urged Israel to stop building a settlement highway that would bisect a Palestinian neighborhood in Jerusalem.
Israeli force disproportionate, U.N. says

Israeli force disproportionate, U.N. says

CAIRO, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The Israeli response to the most recent conflict with Hamas, which controls Gaza, was "grossly disproportionate," a U.N. official said.

Rachel Corrie verdict upsets U.N.

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- An Israeli decision to block a civil suit filed by the family of activist Rachel Corrie is a victory for impunity for the military, a U.N. official said.

Israeli settlement activity worries U.N.

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 27 (UPI) -- The number of Palestinians displaced by Israeli settlement activity has increased more than 80 percent since 2010, a U.N. special envoy said.
Palestinians plan one-day hunger strike

Palestinians plan one-day hunger strike

RAMALLAH, West Bank, June 9 (UPI) -- Palestinian prisoners held by Israel plan to go without food for a day to support three men who are on long-term hunger strikes, the Palestinian Authority said.
U.N. to probe Palestinian rights situation

U.N. to probe Palestinian rights situation

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A tour of the Palestinian territories will provide a better understanding of the effects of "disturbing" violence from Israeli settlers, a U.N. envoy said.
Debate intensifies on Palestine statehood

Debate intensifies on Palestine statehood

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Palestinian authorities shouldn't make any moves at the United Nations to hinder peace negotiations with Israel.

U.N.: Allies should prod Israel on Gaza

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Israel's allies should threaten economic sanctions to persuade it to lift its blockade of Gaza, a U.N. official says.

U.N. envoy expelled from Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Richard Falk, U.N. envoy monitoring human rights in the Palestinian territories, was expelled from Israel Monday, officials in Tel Aviv said.

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Richard Anderson Falk (born 1930) is an American professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University, writer (the author or co-author of 20 books), speaker, activist on world affairs, and an appointee to two United Nations positions on the Palestinian territories.

Falk described his family background as "assimilationist Jewish with a virtual denial of even the ethnic side of Jewishness."

Falk obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Laws from Yale University, and a Doctor of Laws from Harvard University. He is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus at Princeton University, and was Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2001-04). He retired from teaching in 2001.

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