Israel Withdraws from UNESCO

Israel has filed notice to withdraw from the UNESCO alongside the United States. Israel has blasted UNESCO in recent years over the organisation’s criticism of Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem and its decision to grant full membership to Palestine in 2011.

Israel was the member of UNESCO since 1949. Both Israel and the US have filed its own withdrawal notice in October 2017.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
  • UNESCO- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
  • France’s Audrey Azoulay- 11th DG of UNESCO, Headquarters- Paris, France.
Source- BBC News