US quits UNESCO for bias vs. Is­rael

New York Post - - NEWS - Yaron Steinbuch, Wires

The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion an­nounced Thurs­day it would pull out of UNESCO, cit­ing anti-Is­raeli bias — and the Is­raeli govern­ment quickly said it would, too.

“This de­ci­sion was not taken lightly, and re­flects US con­cerns with mount­ing ar­rears at UNESCO, the need for fun­da­men­tal re­form in the or­ga­ni­za­tion, and con­tin­u­ing anti-Is­rael bias at UNESCO,” the State Depart­ment said.

Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu said, “This is a brave and moral de­ci­sion, be­cause UNESCO has be­come the the­ater of the ab­surd and be­cause, in­stead of pre­serv­ing his­tory, it dis­torts it.”

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