US withdraws from UNESCO, accusing the UN body of being anti-Israeli

The United States has announced it is to leave UNESCO, the UN's culture, science and education body, on December 31. The State Department said it had made the decision because of long-standing financial arrears, a lack of reforms, and the perception that the body way anti-Israeli. During the George W. Bush presidency his ambassador to the global body, John Bolton, caustically remarked that its New York headquarters could usefully lose a third of its floor space without it being missed, and for…
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