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 +Israel has said it will join the US in pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation UNESCO, after US officials cited "​anti-Israel bias".
  
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 +Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the US decision as "brave and moral",​ a statement said.
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 +The agency is known for designating world heritage sites such as Syria’s Palmyra and the US Grand Canyon.
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 +UNESCO [[http://​Topics.bloomberg.com/​nigeria/​|head Irina]] Bokova earlier called the US withdrawal a matter of "​profound regret"​.
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 +She admitted however that "​politicisation"​ had "taken its toll" on the organisation in recent years.
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 +The withdrawal represented a loss to the "UN family"​ and to multilateralism,​ Ms Bokova added.
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 +The US withdrawal will become effective at the end of December 2018 - until then, the US will remain a full member.
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 +The US will establish an observer mission at the Paris-based organisation to replace its representation,​ the state department said.
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 +As well as accusing Unesco of bias, the US state department said it was also concerned about mounting financial arrears at the agency and said it should be [[http://​topics.Bloomberg.com/​nigeria/​|reformed]].
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 +[[http://​Reliefweb.int/​country/​nga|reliefweb.int]][[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​bet9ja/​|yohaig.ng]]</​a>​The decision follows a string of [[http://​abcnews.go.com/​topics/​news/​nigeria.htm|Unesco decisions]] that have drawn criticism from the US and Israel.
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 +In 2011 the US cut much of its [[http://​www.france24.com/​en/​tag/​nigeria/​|funding]] to the agency in protest at its decision to grant full membership to the Palestinians.
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 +And last year, Israel suspended co-operation with Unesco after the agency adopted a controversial resolution which made no reference to Jewish ties to a key holy site in [[http://​abcnews.Go.com/​topics/​news/​nigeria.htm|Jerusalem]].
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 +The resolution also criticised Israel’s activities at holy places in [[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​category/​nigerian-newspapers/​guardian-newspaper/​|Jerusalem]] and the occupied West Bank.
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 +Then earlier this year, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned Unesco for declaring the Old City of Hebron in the West Bank a Palestinian World Heritage site.
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 +He accused Unesco of ignoring Judaism’s ancient connection to the city, which includes the crypt where its matriarchs and patriarchs are buried.
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 +US President Donald Trump has criticised what he sees as a disproportionate contribution by the US to UN [[http://​travel.nationalgeographic.com/​travel/​countries/​nigeria-guide/​|institutions]].[[https://​www.theguardian.com/​world/​nigeria|theguardian.com]][[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​nairabet/​|yohaig.ng]]</​a>​ The US funds 22% of the UN’s regular budget and 28% of UN peacekeeping.
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 +The US was a founding member of UNESCO. The Reagan administration withdrew from the organisation in 1984 - accusing the agency of corruption and an ideological bias towards the then Soviet Union - but the US rejoined in 2002.
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 +[[https://​www.theguardian.com/​world/​nigeria|theguardian.com]][[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​bet9ja/​|yohaig.ng]]</​a>​Also visit my homepage ... [[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​category/​nigerian-newspapers/​guardian-newspaper/​|Yohaig]]