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Israel confirms its withdrawal from UNESCO

Israel has formally notified the UN's culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organization. The UNESCO Chief has voiced "deep regret" over Israel's decision to withdraw from the agency.
she had received official notice from the Government of Israel's withdrawal from the agency effective on 31 December 2018, UNESCO Director-General expressed regret, saying she was convinced that it "is inside UNESCO and not outside it" that States can best seek to overcome differences in its fields of competence.
Israel has blasted UNESCO in recent years over the organization's criticism of Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem and its decision to grant full membership to Palestine in 2011.

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