Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, announced that his government took the official decision to withdraw from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Netanyahu said, on Friday, that he instructed Zionist Entity’s envoy to UNESCO, Shama Hacohen, to submit a formal withdrawal letter to the organization’s director general, Audrey Azoulay, before the end of the year.
According to UNESCO, a country’s withdrawal from the organization takes effect, on December 31st of the year following, when the notice was given. Accordingly, Zionist Entity’s departure will become effective, on December 31st, 2018.
Meanwhile, sources confirmed that Tel Aviv’s decision came after two months of deliberations, among Zionist Entity’s and US diplomatic channels.