October 12, 2017 / 4:55 PM / 9 months ago

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

JERUSALEM (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 logo of the UNESCO is seen inside at the headquarters in Paris on September 22,2009. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Files

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

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below