Netanyahu, announcing Israel’s withdrawal from the corrupted UN body after the U.S.State Department announced its exit, said, “UNESCO has become the theater of the absurd and because instead of preserving history, it distorts it.”
By David Rosenberg
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Thursday night that Israel will be exiting the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) over the organization’s anti-Israeli bias, following a similar announcement by the Trump administration.
PM Netanyahu and Amb. Nikki Haley – Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO
UNESCO’s board is set to meet next week and had announced that the anti-Israel resolutions it had intended to bring to a vote would be postponed for six months. Continue Reading »
The White House, refusing to finance a “continuing anti-Israel bias” at the UN’s educational & cultural body, has formally withdrawn, having repeatedly warned UNESCO to end their revisionist political decisions that were a blatant “affront to history.”
– President Ronald Reagan quit the organization altogether, and Obama in 2011 temporarily withdrew from UNESCO after it voted to accept Palestine as a full member-state.
The United States withdrew from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Thursday, with the State Department citing among other issues a “continuing anti-Israel bias”.
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If the Islamic countries wish to stake claim over UNESCO, let them pay for it.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley, “The UNESCO vote on Hebron is tragic on several levels. It represents an affront to history. It undermines the trust that is needed for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process to be successful. And it further discredits an already highly questionable UN agency…The United States is currently evaluating the appropriate level of its continued engagement at UNESCO.”
US Ambassador Nikki Haley came out Friday against a decision by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to recognize the West Bank city of Hebron as a Palestinian heritage site, with only a passing mention of its significance to the Jewish faith. Continue Reading »