U. S. AND IS­RAEL TO EXIT UNESCO OVER AL­LEGED BIAS

Chicago Sun-Times - - NATION/ WORLD -

The United States an­nounced Thurs­day that it is pulling out of the U. N.’ s ed­u­ca­tional, sci­en­tific and cul­tural agency be­cause of what Wash­ing­ton sees as its anti- Is­rael bias and need for “fun­da­men­tal re­form.”

Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu said Is­rael plans to fol­low suit.

While the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion was pre­par­ing for a likely with­drawal from UNESCO, the tim­ing was un­ex­pected. The U. S. stopped fund­ing UNESCO af­ter its 2011 vote to in­clude Pales­tine.

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