Israel to rethink withdrawal from UNESCO over bias

Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama Hacohen says he wants to recommend that Israel reconsider leaving the UN agency, or at least to postpone the departure due at the end of the year.

The statement by Ambassador Carmel Shama Hacohen about revisiting the formal decision to leave following the US decision to withdraw from UNESCO, comes after the world heritage organization, currently meeting in Bahrain, agreed to delay for a year two anti-Israel biased resolutions denying the deep historic Jewish connection to the old city of Jerusalem and the town of Hevron.

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Hacohen, who wasn’t in Bahrain, said by telephone on Tuesday that he would “recommend at least to reconsider our decision” to withdraw. Another option would be to postpone the departure date.

Other biased resolutions were postponed in April — diplomatic victories for Israel over Palestinian lies.