Israel to Quit UNESCO

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Israel to Quit UNESCO

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

The organization should say good riddance. It's the UN's educational, scientific and cultural organization. It stresses "building peace in the minds of men and women" – notions Israel and Washington reject.

It "works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values."

Through dialogue it hopes the "world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO'S mission and activities."

In October, a State Department press statement "notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the US decision to withdraw from the organization," adding:

"This decision…reflects US concerns (about its alleged) an
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