The US and Israel to leave UNESCO

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes that “the organization has become the theatre of the absurd”.

The Israeli authorities after the United States took the decision to withdraw from UNESCO – the UN organization for education, science and culture. It is reported of a 9-channel, citing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

He instructed the Israeli foreign Ministry to begin preparations for the withdrawal from UNESCO in parallel with the United States.

According to Netanyahu, the White house’s decision on withdrawal from UNESCO is “brave and moral”.

“This organization has turned into a theater of the absurd, instead of to engage in the preservation of history, distort it,” said Netanyahu.

As reported Корреспондент.netearlier the US state Department announced the country’s withdrawal from UNESCO. Such decision is connected, in particular, anti-Israel, according to the United States, politics of the organization and the need for reform of UNESCO.

The decision will come into force on 31 December 2018. After that, the U.S. expects to continue cooperation with UNESCO as permanent observer.

Recall that the U.S. stopped funding UNESCO in 2011 after the organization granted the Palestinian authority full-member status.

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