The Trump foreign policy has shown me just how disgusting and juvenile it actually has become.
We know that there is no love lost by Trump for the UN or education or culture or science (most of all)…….and now Israel making like the spoiled teenager they are have decided to quit UNESCO……
The US and Israel officially quit the UN’s educational, scientific, and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organization fosters anti-Israel bias, the AP reports. The withdrawal is mainly procedural yet serves a new blow to UNESCO, co-founded by the US after World War II to foster peace. The Trump administration filed its notice to withdraw in October 2017 and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu followed suit. The Paris-based organization has been denounced by its critics as a crucible for anti-Israel bias: blasted for criticizing Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem, naming ancient Jewish sites as Palestinian heritage sites, and granting full membership to Palestine in 2011.
The US has demanded “fundamental reform” in the agency that is best known for its World Heritage program to protect cultural sites and traditions. UNESCO also works to improve education for girls, promote understanding of the Holocaust’s horrors, and to defend media freedom. The withdrawals will not greatly impact UNESCO financially, since it has been dealing with a funding slash ever since 2011 when both Israel and the US stopped paying dues after Palestine was voted in as a member state. Since then officials estimate that the US—which accounted for around 22% of the total budget—has accrued $600 million in unpaid dues, which was one of the reasons for President Trump’s decision to withdraw. Israel owes an estimated $10 million.
Why would the US want to promote education, culture and science? (This a rhetorical question) ….we know why Trump does not……stupid is as stupid does……(a famous quote)….
Typical of Israel….they call anything that will not kiss their ass as antisemitic…..and the US did what it always does….what Israel tells it to do….like the good lap dog we are.
FYI……educational….not something Trump would promote…but I will…..the dislike of Israeli policies does NOT mean I hate Jews….to the contrary……