US quits UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel bias’

The US is pulling out of the UN’s cultural organization UNESCO, accusing it of “anti-Israel” bias, the BBC reported a short while ago. Quoting the US state department, the article said the US was also concerned about mounting financial arrears at UNESCO and that the agency needed to be reformed. Meanwhile, UNESCO Head Irina Bokova has said the withdrawal was a matter of “profound regret”.
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