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)