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U.S. Says It Will Withdraw From UNESCO, Citing 'Anti-Israel Bias'

NPR Thursday, 12 October 2017 ()
The State Department said the withdrawal from the United Nations' cultural agency will take effect Dec. 31, 2018. The U.S. cut funding to the group years earlier for offering Palestinians membership.
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On Thursday, the United States announced that it would be withdrawing from UNESCO, the UN's cultural and educational agency, citing complaints over how the organization is run and what Washington has described as a bias against Israel. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement,...

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