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China withdraws candidate to lead Unesco and backs Egypt after US and Israel quit heritage body

S.China Morning Post Friday, 13 October 2017 ()
China has withdrawn its candidate to be director general of Unesco in favour of Egypt’s candidate Moushira Khattab. The announcement follows the decision by the United States and Israel to pull out of the UN’s cultural agency in protest at what they claim is an “anti-Israel bias”. The body has been critical of Israel in the past and the decision to nominate the West Bank city of Hebron as a Palestinian world heritage site angered Israel, which wanted its long Jewish...
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News video: US and Israel Show UNESCO their Anti-Palestinian Bias

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The U.S. and Israel are pulling out of UNESCO over what they call an 'anti-Israel bias,' but the move may actually underscore their bias towards basic Palestinian rights. Meanwhile, Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have reached a new unity deal

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