Israel to join US in quitting Unesco

Israel has said it will join the US in pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation Unesco, after US officials cited “anti-Israel bias”.

US announced to leave UNESCO, citing concerns of an “anti-Israel bias” and other problems at the United Nations cultural organization.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow the U.S. and withdraw from the agency, saying it had become a “theater of the absurd because instead of preserving history, it distorts it.”

Israel has been irked by resolutions that diminish its historical connection to the Holy Land and have instead named ancient Jewish sites as Palestinian heritage sites

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