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Saturday, December 30, 2017
Israel turns in paperwork to withdraw from UNESCO
POLITICS: UNESCO chief receives Israel’s withdrawal notice: ‘I regret this deeply.’ Audrey Azoulay's confirmation of Israeli departure comes after last minute scramble to submit paperwork; Jewish state will leave UN's cultural arm on December 31, 2018 (Agencies and TOI Staff). There is still time to turn this back, but UNESCO will have to change its tune. Background here, here, and here.