Iraqi and Lebanese children submit an appeal for peace in the region and the world to the head of ESCWA, Dr. Rima Khalaf, center, as part of an initiative by the association, The Joy of Giving.
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Israel's ambassador is urging the U.N.'s internal watchdog to investigate the head of a U.N. 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 U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, which promotes economic and social development in 17 Arab countries. Last year, Israel urged the secretary-general to suspend Khalaf for anti-Israeli statements but he refused.
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