The U.S. strongly rejected UN special rapporteur Richard Falk's report to the UN General Assembly in which he said, "businesses that are profiting from the Israeli settlement enterprise -- should be boycotted until they bring their operations into line with international human rights and humanitarian law and standards."
The U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Susan Rice, said in a statement Friday that Falk's boycott call was "irresponsible and unacceptable."
“Mr. Falk’s recommendations do nothing to further a peaceful settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and indeed poison the environment for peace,” said Rice. “His continued service in the role of a UN Special Rapporteur is deeply regrettable and only damages the credibility of the UN.”