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After US, now Israel to quit UNESCO; accuses UN body of distorting history

After United States, it is Jewish state of Israel that has decided to withdraw from the UN`s cultural and education body.

Israel has accused the the UNESCO of bias against the Jewish state.

In a statement released from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu office,”The PM instructed the foreign ministry to prepare Israel`s withdrawal from the organization alongside the United States.

It also added that Netanyahu welcomes the decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw from UNESCO and termed the decision as a courageous and moral decision because UNESCO is mostly distorting history instead of preserving it.

 

Netanyahu`s decision came hours after the US State Department said the United States would pull out from the UN body, in part due to “continuing anti-Israel bias”.

 

Israel has long been at loggerheads with UNESCO, particularly over its decision to admit the Palestinians as members in 2011.

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