Sunday, October 15, 2017

US to UNESCO: We’re outta here until you end anti-Israel bias; Israel exits too

Well, almost outta here. The State Department announced that the US would remove itself as a full member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for its “continuing anti-Israel bias,” as well as mismanagement of funds. The US will take on permanent observer status instead until the UN reforms the organization:
The problem began six years ago, when UNESCO allowed the Palestinian Authority to become a full member of the organization. That amounted to a de facto recognition of sovereignty, and the Obama administration withdrew funding from UNESCO as a result — but kept the US as a full voting member. Astute readers will recall that Barack Obama blamed then-French president Nicolas Sarkozy for sandbagging him on the vote, before the two of them gossiped about Benjamin Netanyahu with an open mic picking up the whole conversation.
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