U.S. withdraws from UNESCO, citing ‘anti-Israel bias’


(Jerusalem Post) The Trump administration announced on Thursday that the US will withdraw from UNESCO, the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural body.

The Paris-based body is known for designating World Heritage sites like the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria and Grand Canyon National Park, but it has struggled for relevance as it becomes increasingly hobbled by regional rivalries and a lack of money.

A fight over who will next run the organization highlighted the Trump administration’s concerns: one leading candidate, Qatar’s Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari, has been openly accused of antisemitism by Jewish and Israeli groups.

Source:: World Net Daily – World

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