Israel officially announces withdrawal from UNESCO

This October 12, 2017 photo shows the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. (AFP photo) The head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has confirmed receiving Israel’s official letter announcing the regime’s withdrawal from the UN cultural body. In a Friday statement, Audrey Azoulay expressed deep regret over Israel’s decision, saying the withdrawal is […]

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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 of the United Nations’ cultural […]

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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 President Donald Trump said Thursday […]

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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 international institutions. The US decision, announced […]

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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 an “occupying power.” The Jordanian-sponsored […]

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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 Israel as an “occupying power,” […]

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UNESCO passes anti-Israel resolution despite Tel Aviv brickbats

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 motion that endorses the right of the Palestinians to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound and slams Israeli provocations around the holy site. UNESCO’s 21-member World Heritage Committee adopted the resolution in Wednesday’s […]

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UNESCO approves resolution on Palestinians’ right to al-Aqsa compound

The file photo shows a view of al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem al-Quds The United Nations cultural and scientific agency has adopted a resolution reaffirming the right of the Palestinians to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds.  A draft of the resolution, titled “Occupied Palestine,” had already been approved by the UNESCO commission last […]

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