’Israel’ Officially Quits UNESCO
Following US steps, "Israeli" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday instructed the apartheid entity's representative at UNESCO Carmel Shama-Hacohen to submit to the organization's newly appointed Director-General Audrey Azoulay an official, written announcement of the entity's departure from the organization.
"Israel" would join the United States, which in October pulled out from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
The letter of departure will be submitted immediately after Christmas. According to the rules of the organization, departure shall take effect on the 31st of December of the year following the year of submission of the letter-meaning both the US and "Israel" are excepted to leave the organization by the end 2018.
This comes as the United Nation's education, cultural and scientific agency has passed several resolutions against the apartheid entity. It extended membership to Palestine in 2011.
Netanyahu's decision to withdraw from the organization came at the heels of Thursday's special UN General Assembly vote, passing a resolution which declared with overwhelming majority that Washington's recognition of Occupied Al-Al-Quds as the capital of the Zionist entity as "null and void" and should be "rescinded immediately."
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