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Lapid said weighing Israel’s return to UNESCO, over 2 years after it left

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29.07.2021

The Israeli government is considering rejoining the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), from which it withdrew in 2019, the Axios news site reported Wednesday.

According to unnamed officials, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid asked his office to review the case several weeks ago and its International Organizations Department is expected to present a recommendation soon.

Israel left UNESCO, as did the United States during the Trump administration, over the international body’s alleged anti-Israel bias.

However, according to Axios, Lapid believes Israel’s withdrawal from the international forum only made foreign policy less effective.

Several weeks ago, the foreign minister received a phone call from Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress,........

© The Times of Israel


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