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Netanyahu says Israel to withdraw from UNESCO along with U.S
October 12, 2017 / 4:47 PM / 2 months ago

Netanyahu says Israel to withdraw from UNESCO along with U.S

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel was preparing to pull out of UNESCO, the U.N.’s cultural and educational agency, hours after the United States made a similar announcement.

The Israeli leader called the U.S. decision to exit UNESCO “brave and moral”, according to a statement.

The statement added that Netanyahu had instructed his Foreign Ministry to begin preparations for leaving the organization as well.

Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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