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U.S. Says It Will Withdraw From UNESCO, Citing ‘Anti-Israel Bias’

For many years America has been distancing itself from UNESCO.

Finally, President Donald Trump decided to pull the United States from this organization.

Apparently, the State Department announced that the withdrawal will be fulfilled on December 31st, 2018.

The spokesperson of the State Department, Heather Nauert stated: “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO.”

She added that the administration will continue to be in contact with the U.N. agency “as a non-member observer state in order to contribute U.S. views, perspectives and expertise in some of the important issues undertaken by the organization, including the protection of world heritage, advocating for press freedoms, and promoting scientific collaboration and education.”

According to NPR, this agency is conducting education, science and heritage remembrance. However, the U.S. has been considering to pull out since 2011, the year when it was voted to grant full membership to a state of Palestine. Later on, the U.S. administration decided to remove their finances of the organization but keep their membership.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sent the announcement of the verdict to UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, who considered this action as “profound regret.”

Irina Bokova stated: “At the time when conflicts continue to tear apart societies across the world, it is deeply regrettable for the United States to withdraw from the United Nations agency promoting education for peace and protecting culture under attack.”

She concluded that “This is a loss to UNESCO. This is a loss to the United Nations family. This is a loss for multilateralism.”

Scroll down to the comments and tell us what you think.

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  1. BILLY miller

    October 12, 2017 at 7:02 pm


  2. Phyllis White

    October 12, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Totally agree!

  3. Cat Morrison-Graham

    October 12, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I am so glad that our President Trump decided to pull out of this shameful organization because of it’s growing anti-Israel bias. The Land of Israel was given to the Jews, by our GOD ALMIGHTY, not “palistinians” who are nothing more than political prisoners by their own countrymen–ARABS!

  4. dina Schrader

    October 12, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I AGREE. These UN SUBGROUPS can be very dangerous.. too many msuslim countries who hate ISRAEL. AND WANT IT DESTROYED.

  5. Rick Piersanti

    October 12, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Well now we know for sure and America will never let Israel fall to their enemy….We hate them too!!!!

  6. Gary Smith

    October 12, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Amen !!

  7. Kathleen Gordon

    October 12, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    What they mean to say is they will miss the funding that the United States gives. We don’t need someone else telling us how to run our country. We have the perfect person running the show!

  8. Lionel

    October 13, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Great Action Trump. Exile all muslim practicing, participating, protesting for sharia law on American Soil. This is an attempt to over throw the United States of American Government. We The People Stand with Trump and demand to stand with Israel.

  9. usajobs login

    October 13, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Thank for news.

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