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The United States and Israel have quit UNESCO. This is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The two pulled out of UNESCO at the stroke of as the New Year came in. It is the time for the U.S. to pull out of UNESCO. The first time was in 1984, when it thought the was favoring the old Soviet Union too . The U.S. then rejoined in 2003. The withdrawal started because both nations were worried that UNESCO was against Israel. Nikki Haley, the current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said: "UNESCO is among the most and politically biased UN agencies. Today, the U.S. withdrawal from this became official."

UNESCO was co-founded by the U.S. after World War II. It seeks to build through international cooperation in education, the sciences and culture. The agency is known for its World Heritage program, which protects sites and traditions around the world. UNESCO also works to improve for girls, promote of the horrors of the Holocaust, and defend freedom of the . The U.S. said it intends to follow UNESCO as a non-member " state". The Israeli to the United Nations Danny Danon said his country, "will not be a member of an whose goal is to deliberately act against ".

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