UNESCO

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According to Israel National News: Israel’s withdrawal from UNESCO has gone into effect a year after it officially notified the international body that it would leave.

Israel announced at the end of 2017 that it would leave the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in solidarity with the United States, whose withdrawal also became official on Tuesday.

It takes a year for the withdrawal to take effect.Israel and the United States will remain as observer states of UNESCO.

Israel, which joined the body on Sept. 16, 1949, has nine cultural sites on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites, including Masada, Acre, the White City of Tel Aviv, and the Necropolis of Beit She’arim.

In recent years, UNESCO has passed resolutions rejecting Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, and placed the Cave of the Patriarchs and the Old City of Hevron in the State of Palestine…

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