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  • Israel to halt UNESCO funding over Palestinian vote

    November 3, 2011 | 9:14 am

    Israel said on Thursday it would freeze its funding to the United Nations cultural agency UNESCO following the group’s decision to grant the Palestinians full membership.

    A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said UNESCO’s decision this week damaged chances of...

  • Canada will not make up UNESCO shortfall, minister says

    November 2, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    Canada’s foreign affairs minister said his country would continue paying dues to UNESCO but would not offer the agency any additional money.

    John Baird said Wednesday that his government would not offer any additional voluntary payments to help offset the shortfall after the United...

  • French Jewish groups call country’s UNESCO vote a betrayal

    November 1, 2011 | 9:10 am

    French Jewish groups said they feel betrayed by their country’s vote in favor of extending UNESCO membership to the Palestinians.

    “President Sarkozy broke his word and betrayed the ties of friendship that link France and Israel,” said the UPJF, a Jewish group of business...

  • UNESCO gives Palestinians full membership

    October 31, 2011 | 9:02 am

    The United Nations’ cultural agency decided Monday to give the Palestinians full membership of the body, a vote that will boost their bid for recognition as a state at the United Nations.

    UNESCO is the first U.N. agency the Palestinians have joined as a full member since President...

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