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US cuts off Unesco funding after Palestinian vote - The Feminist Wire

US cuts off Unesco funding after Palestinian vote

On Monday, the US halted funding for UNESCO after the body voted to grant full membership to the Palestinians. While symbolic, the move clearly angered an administration already frustrated with efforts to “bypass” direct negotiations with Israel by petitioning the UN. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton called even the deliberation by UNESCO “inexplicable.”

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