Israeli-Palestinian Issue Back in Spotlight After US Leaves UNESCO

State Department officials on Thursday defended the U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO, citing the need to see real reform at the United Nations cultural agency.

"We would like to see the politics kept out of it," State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters. "And we see with this anti-Israeli bias that is long documented on the part of UNESCO, that that needs to come to an end."

UNESCO, the U.N. Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, responded with regret over the decision.

The U.S. had stopped funding the organization after it voted to include...
14 Published By - voanews.middleeast - 2017.10.13. 04:03
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