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

JERUSALEM, Oct 12 (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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