Israel to withdraw from UNESCO, following US

By Itamar Eichner, YNET News— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday instructed Israel’s representative at UNESCO Carmel Shama-Hacohen to submit to the organization’s newly appointed Director-General Audrey Azoulay an official, written announcement of Israel’s departure from the organization. Israel would join the United States, which in October pulled out from the United Nations Educational, Scientific…

President Trump Did the Right Thing by Walking Away from UNESCO — for Now

By Alan Dershowitz, Gatestone Institute— The State Department announced on Thursday that the United States would be withdrawing from the UN agency UNESCO. The U.S. agency citied financial reasons, the need for reform and the body’s “continuing anti-Israel bias.” President Trump’s decision to leave UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization –…

The Trump administration is withdrawing from Unesco, the U.N. cultural organization, citing unpaid dues and the group’s “anti-Israel bias”

By GARDINER HARRIS and STEVEN ERLANGER, NY Times— The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would withdraw from Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, after years of the United States distancing itself because of what it called the group’s “anti-Israel bias.” The administration also cited mounting arrears at the organization as a reason for the…

Netanyahu reads from Bible to prove Hebron’s tomb of patriarchs is Jewish

By Aryeh Savir, WorldIsraelNews— Netanyahu read from the Bible to demonstrate that UNESCO’s resolution on Hebron negated religion, history and the facts. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu read passages from the Bible during Sunday’s weekly Cabinet meeting as a refutation of Friday’s resolution passed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage…

Unesco Declares Hebron’s Core as Palestinian World Heritage Site

By ISABEL KERSHNER, NY TIMES— Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, declared the ancient and hotly contested core of Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank as a Palestinian World Heritage site in danger on Friday, despite a concerted diplomatic effort by Israel and the United States to scuttle the decision. The Palestinian Authority administers most…