Israel to follow USA in pulling out of UN cultural organisation UNESCO
Israel plans to join the United States in pulling out of Unesco, after accusing it of ‘anti-Israel bias’.
Donald Trump announced this afternoon that the US would be leaving the UN body, which is best known for its World Heritage programme that works to protect cultural sites and traditions around the world.
Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will follow suit.
Netanyahu said Unesco had become a ‘theatre of the absurd because instead of preserving history, it distorts it.’
Israel has been irked by resolutions that diminish its historical connection to the Holy Land... read more
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