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US exit from UNESCO took Israel by surprise: Report

October 17, 2017 2:09 pm
US exit from UNESCO took Israel by surprise: Report

A picture taken on October 12, 2017 shows the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris. (By AFP) An Israeli daily claims the Tel Aviv regime did not know in advance of a US decision to pull out of the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) […]

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Former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay picked as new UNESCO chief

October 13, 2017 9:39 pm
Former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay picked as new UNESCO chief

Former French culture minister and newly elected head of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, addresses a press conference following her election as UNESCO chief on October 13, 2017 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. (Photo by AFP) UNESCO’s executive board has selected former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay as the new chief […]

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Persian Gulf standoff looms over UNESCO leadership vote

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Persian Gulf standoff looms over UNESCO leadership vote

UNESCO is best known for producing a list of World Heritage sites including tourist favourites such as the Grand Canyon or Cambodia’s Angkor Wat.  Candidates from Qatar and France vied Friday to become the new head of the UN’s embattled cultural agency, with Gulf tensions and accusations of anti-Israel bias […]

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International support rising for UNESCO after US exit for “anti-Israel bias”

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International support rising for UNESCO after US exit for  “anti-Israel bias”

US President Donald Trump (L) and US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (Photo by AFP) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed regrets over the US administration’s decision to pull out of the UN Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) over what Washington calls its “anti-Israel bias.” The administration of US […]

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Israel will withdraw from UNESCO, hours after US announces same decision

October 12, 2017 10:40 pm
Israel will withdraw from UNESCO, hours after US announces same decision

This file photo shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) as he whispers something to US President Donald Trump. Israel says it plans to pull out of the United Nations cultural and education agency, UNESCO, hours after the US announced its decision to do the same, accusing the body of […]

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The United States, Israel pull out of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization over ‘anti-Israel’ bias

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The United States, Israel pull out of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization over ‘anti-Israel’ bias

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization expressed “profound regret” over Washington’s decision to quit the body The United States and its ally Israel said Thursday they were pulling out of the UN’s culture and education body, in a move that underlined Washington’s drift away from […]

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UNESCO votes to declare al-Khalil’s Old City ‘a heritage site’

July 7, 2017 2:53 pm
UNESCO votes to declare al-Khalil’s Old City ‘a heritage site’

A view of the Old City of al-Khalil in the southern West Bank on June 29, 2017 (Photo by AFP) UNESCO has declared the Old City of al-Khalil (al-Khalil) a protected heritage site in a secret ballot despite Israeli attempts to thwart the vote. On Friday, the UN’s cultural arm […]

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UNESCO denounce Israel’s ‘illegal’ acts in East al-Quds as occupying power

July 5, 2017 3:44 pm
UNESCO denounce Israel’s ‘illegal’ acts in East al-Quds as occupying power

The picture shows a view of main hall where the 41st session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee takes place in Krakow, Poland, July 4, 2017. (By AFP) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has passed a resolution, denouncing Israel’s “illegal” practices in East Jerusalem al-Quds and describing the regime as […]

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UNESCO rejects Israel sovereignty claims over al-Quds

May 2, 2017 8:26 am
UNESCO rejects Israel sovereignty claims over al-Quds

The file photo shows a view of al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem al-Quds. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has approved a resolution that describes Israel as an “occupying power” and rejects its sovereignty claims over all of Jerusalem al-Quds. The new resolution, passed with 22 countries in […]

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UNESCO set to vote on anti-Israeli resolution

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UNESCO set to vote on anti-Israeli resolution

Palestinian worshipers are seen near the Dome of the Rock shrine at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds, before Friday prayers, April 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is set to vote on a resolution that describes […]

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