Unesco: the view from Israelis and Palestinians; LAUREN GELFOND FELDINGER; The Art Newspaper

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Palestine – Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town

How disparate approaches to international law play out at the organisation.

Around the world, the media has reported that the US and Israel have pulled out of Unesco because the international organisation is partisan regarding Israel. Do disparate approaches to international law and peace plans automatically put Unesco at odds with Israel and the US?

More than 135 states in Central and South America, Africa, Asia and Europe have diplomatically recognised Palestine. Israel and the US do not and remain critical of Unesco since the 2011 admission of  Palestine as a member state, arguing that Palestinians should pursue rights through bilateral negotiations with Israel in the framework of a peace plan, not through United Nations agencies.

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