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Old October 12th, 2017, 11:06 AM   #1
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PARIS The United States is pulling out of UNESCO because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and the need for "fundamental reform" of the U.N. cultural agency, the State Department said.

In a statement, the State Department said it notified UNESCO's director, Irina Bokova, on Thursday of the decision. The U.S. will seek to have a "permanent observer" status instead, and the withdrawal will take effect Dec. 31, 2018.

While the U.S. stopped funding UNESCO after it voted to include Palestine as a member in 2011, the State Department has maintained a UNESCO office at its Paris headquarters and sought to weigh in on policy behind the scenes.

UNESCO expressed "profound regret" over the U.S. plan to leave the agency.

The departure is a loss for "the United Nations family" and for multilateralism, Bokova said in a statement. She said the U.S. and UNESCO matter to each other now more than ever because "the rise of violent extremism and terrorism calls for new long-term responses for peace and security."

The decision comes as the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is voting to choose a new director this week, in tense balloting overshadowed by the agency's funding troubles and divisions over Palestinian membership.

U.S. officials said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made the decision and that it was not discussed with other countries but was an internal U.S. government deliberation.

The officials, who were not authorized to be publicly named discussing the issue, said U.S. is notably angry over UNESCO resolutions denying Jewish connections to holy sites and references to Israel as an occupying power.

Many saw the vote to include Palestine as evidence of long-running, ingrained anti-Israel bias within the United Nations, where Israel and its allies are far outnumbered by Arab countries and their supporters.

PARIS The United States is pulling out of UNESCO because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and the need for "fundamental reform" of the U.N. cultural agency, the State Department said.

In a statement, the State Department said it notified UNESCO's director, Irina Bokova, on Thursday of the decision. The U.S. will seek to have a "permanent observer" status instead, and the withdrawal will take effect Dec. 31, 2018.

While the U.S. stopped funding UNESCO after it voted to include Palestine as a member in 2011, the State Department has maintained a UNESCO office at its Paris headquarters and sought to weigh in on policy behind the scenes.

UNESCO expressed "profound regret" over the U.S. plan to leave the agency.

The departure is a loss for "the United Nations family" and for multilateralism, Bokova said in a statement. She said the U.S. and UNESCO matter to each other now more than ever because "the rise of violent extremism and terrorism calls for new long-term responses for peace and security."

The decision comes as the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is voting to choose a new director this week, in tense balloting overshadowed by the agency's funding troubles and divisions over Palestinian membership.

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U.S. officials said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made the decision and that it was not discussed with other countries but was an internal U.S. government deliberation.

The officials, who were not authorized to be publicly named discussing the issue, said U.S. is notably angry over UNESCO resolutions denying Jewish connections to holy sites and references to Israel as an occupying power.

Many saw the vote to include Palestine as evidence of long-running, ingrained anti-Israel bias within the United Nations, where Israel and its allies are far outnumbered by Arab countries and their supporters.

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UNESCO is best known for its World Heritage program to protect cultural sites and traditions around the world. The agency also works to improve education for girls in desperately poor countries and in scientific fields, to promote better understanding of the horrors of the Holocaust and to defend media freedom, among other activities.

The Trump administration has been preparing for a likely withdrawal for months, and a decision was expected before the end of the year, according to U.S. officials. Several diplomats who were to have been posted to the mission this summer were told that their positions were on hold and advised to seek other jobs.

In addition, the Trump administration's proposed budget for the next fiscal year contains no provision for the possibility that UNESCO funding restrictions might be lifted.

The lack of staffing and funding plans for UNESCO by the U.S. have been accompanied by repeated denunciations of UNESCO by senior U.S. officials, including U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

The U.S. pulled out of UNESCO in the 1980s because Washington viewed it as mismanaged and used for political reasons, then rejoined in 2003.
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Old October 13th, 2017, 03:15 AM   #2
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Didn't Obama cut off funds to UNESCO in 2011 after Palestine was granted full membership? I believe that, since then, pulling out of UNESCO was inevitable, and was planned since then as well. I must confess I wasn't aware of UNESCO's anti-semitic policy, but I'm not sure what Trump has to do with this whole process either.


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Old October 13th, 2017, 06:11 AM   #3
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Yeah, bashing Israel, the only democracy in the Middle-East is great. Yeah call them warmongers, even though they offered Palestine peace like five times.

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Israel, the bastion of freedom and democracy in the Middle East. A small country of a long-oppressed people constantly under threat by numerous large dictatorships simply because it exists. A country which has repeatedly volunteered to give up land for the sake of peace. Yep, these guys are the filth of the Earth and need to be eliminated! Never mind NK mass-abuses of human rights, never mind Iran's constant endeavor to destroy Western Civilization, never mind mass starvation in Venezuela, and never mind chemical weapons being used in Syria! None of that compare to the great threat of a bunch of Jews who just want to be left alone in their ancestral lands!

The UN is about as pro-Israel as a SJW is pro-guns. This was going to happen sooner or later, the antisemitism grows everyday with them.
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Israel, the bastion of freedom and democracy in the Middle East. A small country of a long-oppressed people constantly under threat by numerous large dictatorships simply because it exists. A country which has repeatedly volunteered to give up land for the sake of peace. Yep, these guys are the filth of the Earth and need to be eliminated! Never mind NK mass-abuses of human rights, never mind Iran's constant endeavor to destroy Western Civilization, never mind mass starvation in Venezuela, and never mind chemical weapons being used in Syria! None of that compare to the great threat of a bunch of Jews who just want to be left alone in their ancestral lands!

The UN is about as pro-Israel as a SJW is pro-guns. This was going to happen sooner or later, the antisemitism grows everyday with them.
Now you have to atke account that 10000% of Canadians and all of european leaders and around half of US citicens are exactly supporting north Korea and Iran and Islamist fuckheads everywhere. It isnt about antisemitism because arab scum are semitic people as well it is about anti freedom and anti jews and pro islam and pro lowlife fuckheads.
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Now you have to atke account that 10000% of Canadians and all of european leaders and around half of US citicens are exactly supporting north Korea and Iran and Islamist fuckheads everywhere.
It sure seems like that sometimes. Often times you do gotta wonder if it is just ignorance on their part, or if they really do hate the West.
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It isnt about antisemitism because arab scum are semitic people as well it is about anti freedom and anti jews and pro islam and pro lowlife fuckheads.
Well, technically Semitic people refer to those of Phoenician descent. Which does include some Muslim groups along the western Mediterranean coast. However, given it's usage over the last hundred years or so, Semites now basically just refer to ethnic Jews, so anti-semitism is almost always used to refer to Jew hatred.

I think the real root of this problem is that many Western countries are basically willing to do anything to be in the good graces of Middle Eastern Muslim nations. Be it oil money, virtue signalling, or some oft belief that they can actually work with the local leaders, idk. But yeah, just like MattSmith likes to rant about 'Big Oil' manipulating policy to meet their agenda, the same can be said about "Big Islam", a collection of influential (and rich) nations manipulating global policy to promote their agenda, the highest priority of which is the elimination of Israel simply because it exists.
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Keep this thread on topic. If hate speech and bashing continues, posts will be deleted. It really isn't hard to debate without insulting people.

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