Canada slammed a top United Nations official Wednesday for suggesting the Boston Marathon attacks were the result of the United States "global domination project" and Washington's policy on Israel.
Richard Falk, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, made the controversial remarks in an April 21 commentary published in Foreign Policy Journal.
"The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world," wrote Falk.
"As long as Tel Aviv has the compliant ear of the American political establishment, those who wish for peace and justice in the world should not rest easy."
Falk also wrote that U.S. President Barack Obama hasn't adopted a "more balanced approach to the Palestine/Israel impasse." Instead, Falk accused Obama of "succumbing to the Beltway ethos of Israel first."
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird condemned Falk's comments and called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to "immediately" remove Falk from his position.
"Once again, United Nations official Richard Falk has spewed more mean-spirited, anti-Semitic rhetoric, this time blaming the attacks in Boston on President Obama and the State of Israel," Baird said in a statement.
"The United Nations should be ashamed to even be associated with such an individual."