Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Sunday that his nation will withdraw from the UN cultural company UNESCO.
Netanyahu had already introduced in October that Israel would pull out of UNESCO following a call by President Donald Trump to withdraw the U.S. from the company for its alleged “anti-Israel bias.”
A Foreign Ministry spokesman had stated Saturday letter of withdrawal will likely be despatched earlier than the beginning of the brand new yr.
“Over the weekend I instructed the Foreign Ministry to withdraw from UNESCO,” Netanyahu stated at first of his weekly cupboard assembly.
“I think that this is necessary in light of the biased, unilateral and absurd attitude of the organization towards us and also in the background of the U.S. strong stance in the UN, which we welcome,” he continued.
Israel has complained succession of UNESCO motions condemning its actions in Jerusalem didn’t keep in mind Jewish hyperlinks to the town and the disputed holy website recognized to Muslims because the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews because the Temple Mount.
Earlier within the yr, the company added the outdated city of Hebron within the West Bank, a pilgrimage website for Christians, Jews and Muslims, beneath its World Heritage Sites in Palestine, sparking outrage in Israel.
Netanyahu’s assertion comes because the UN General Assembly final week overwhelmingly voted to rebuke Washington over its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
“Those who do not want a solution to the conflict are the Palestinians,” Netanyahu stated, referring to a press release by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he wouldn’t work with the U.S. on any peace course of.