US, ISRAEL TO EXIT UNESCO OVER ITS ALLEGED ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS
The United States announced on Thursday it is pulling out of the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for “fundamental reform” in the agency. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel plans to follow suit. While the Trump administration had been preparing for a likely withdrawal from Unesco for months, the timing of the State Department’s statement was unexpected. The Paris-based agency’s executive board is in the midst of choosing a new chief.