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U.S. quits UNESCO, the U.N.'s educational and cultural agency. Israel immediately follows suit

U.S. quits UNESCO, the U.N.'s educational and cultural agency. Israel immediately follows suit

Citing what it described as “anti-Israel bias” and a need for “fundamental reform,” the United States announced Thursday that it would withdraw from the United Nations agency that works to protect cultural and natural heritage sites across the globe.

Israel has apparently followed suit, with media reporting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had instructed the Foreign Ministry to begin the process of pulling out of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO.

Danny Danon, Israel’s permanent representative to the U.N., hailed the development in a tweet Thursday, saying it shows “there is a price to pay for discrimination against...

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