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Richard Falk
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Richard Falk is an international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for forty years. Since 2002 he has lived in Santa Barbara, California, and taught at the local campus of the University of California in Global and International Studies and since 2005 chaired the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He is the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.

4+ Logics of Living Together on Planet Earth

4+ Logics of Living Together on Planet Earth

It is misleading to describe ‘world order’ as consisting exclusively of sovereign territorial states. …

After ‘Protective Edge’: What Future for Palestine and Israel

After ‘Protective Edge’: What Future for Palestine and Israel

The UN Human Rights Commission has taken what for it is an exceptional step of appointing a commission of inquiry to investigate allegations of war crimes. …

ISIS, Militarism, and the Violent Imagination

ISIS, Militarism, and the Violent Imagination

Militarist geopolitics seems destined to lead to yet another Western catastrophe in the tormented Middle East.…

Two Types of Anti-Semitism

Two Types of Anti-Semitism

I believe it is in the interest of both Jews and Palestinians that Type II anti-Semitism be unmasked as a toxic propaganda tool that should be repudiated.…

Ahmet Davutoglu as Turkish Foreign Minister, and Now Prime Minister

Ahmet Davutoglu as Turkish Foreign Minister, and Now Prime Minister

Ahmet Davutoğlu has had a remarkable run as Foreign Minister and as Prime Minister is almost certain to embellish further his many notable contributions.…

Three Questions for Hamas

Three Questions for Hamas

Hamas has some explaining to do if it wishes to be more widely accepted throughout the world as entitled to full respect as a legitimate political actor.…

Neighborly Crimes of Complicity in the Gaza Massacre

Neighborly Crimes of Complicity in the Gaza Massacre

It is past time for the peoples of the world to wake up to the real nature of the challenge and support an international campaign of solidarity with the Palestinian…

Gaza Crisis: Cruelties of Ceasefire Diplomacy

Gaza Crisis: Cruelties of Ceasefire Diplomacy

The time has surely come for a credible ceasefire to take account of the views and interests of both sides and bring this barbaric violence to an end. …

When BBC Calls, Don’t Answer

When BBC Calls, Don’t Answer

That is, don’t answer, if you are a certified critic of Israeli policies and practices.…

Palestinian Recourse to the ICC: The Time Has Come

Palestinian Recourse to the ICC: The Time Has Come

Recourse to the ICC remains a valuable trump card in the PA's deck, and playing it might begin to change the balance of forces bearing on the conflict.…

No Exit from Gaza: A New War Crime?

No Exit from Gaza: A New War Crime?

It is the presence or absence of political will that is the decisive factor in determining whether victimized people, such as those in Gaza, will be protected or not.…

Tormenting Gaza

Tormenting Gaza

For the third time in the last six years, Israel has cruelly unleashed the full fury of its military machine against the defenseless 1.7 million people of Gaza.…

Five Palestine Futures

Five Palestine Futures

Future alternatives for Palestine need to be imagined and appraised. Five seem worth pondering, and each has some plausibility.…

Zombie Ideas and the Presbyterian Church Divestment Decision

Zombie Ideas and the Presbyterian Church Divestment Decision

It is right to celebrate the outcome of the vote in Presbyterian Church decreeing the divestment of companies associated with Israel's occupation.…

Israel-Palestine: Beyond The Liberal Imaginary

Israel-Palestine: Beyond The Liberal Imaginary

Richard Falk writes a letter to the New York Times illustrating how public opinion about the Israel-Palestine conflict is distorted by the American media.…

Preparing the Path to a Just Peace for Palestine/Israel

Preparing the Path to a Just Peace for Palestine/Israel

The Palestinian national movement needs to mobilize nonviolent militant resistance and solidarity support to prepare the path for a just peace for Palestine.…

Obama’s Legacy: “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff”

Obama’s Legacy: “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff”

Obama's conception of US leadership is depressingly similar to the commencement address given by George W. Bush at West Point twelve years ago.…

Prosecuting Syrians for War Crimes Now

Prosecuting Syrians for War Crimes Now

France presented a resolution to the UN Security Council on 22 May calling upon the ICC to investigate allegations of war crimes in Syria.…

On What the Pope Taught in His Trip to the Middle East

On What the Pope Taught in His Trip to the Middle East

I am not surprised that there are such contradictory reactions to Pope Francis’ recent visit to Palestine and Israel.…

Pope Francis’s Visit to Palestine

Pope Francis’s Visit to Palestine

The Pope challenges all of us to act as citizen pilgrims, having a personal responsibility to act as best we can against bastions of flagrant injustice.…

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