Israel urges UN to investigate official for misconduct

Israel’s ambassador is urging the UN’s internal watchdog to investigate the head of a UN agency for misconduct, accusing her of “modern day anti-Semitism.” Last year, he tried unsuccessfully to get Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to suspend Rima Khalaf.

Ambassador Ron Prosor met Carmen Lapointe, the head of the Office of Internal Oversight Services, late last month and called for a disciplinary

hearing against Khalaf, a Jordanian who heads the Beirut-based UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, which promotes economic and social development in 17 Arab countries. A letter from the ambassador to Lapointe obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press said “Ms. Khalaf has abused her position in order to promote an anti-Israel agenda, in a flagrant violation of UN obligations and principles.”



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