PERSONS IN NEWS - 2019 JANUARY

January 2

The U.S. and Israel Have Quit the U.N.'s Cultural Agency UNESCO, Accusing It of Bias.
The culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organization fosters anti-Israel bias.
The Trump administration filed its notice to withdraw in October 2017 and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu followed suit.
The Paris-based organization has been denounced by its critics as a crucible for anti-Israel bias: blasted for criticizing Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem, naming ancient Jewish sites as Palestinian heritage sites and granting full membership to Palestine in 2011.


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