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