Israel does not object to US return to UNESCO: Blinken

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Israel, which withdrew from the UN cultural agency UNESCO with the United States over alleged bias in 2019, has no objections to a US return, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday. Questioned by lawmakers, Blinken called on Congress to give PresidentJoe Biden the power to waive a US law that requires an end to US funding to any international organization, such as UNESCO, that recognizes Palestine as a state. “We believe that having the waiver authority would be important and necessary and I can say with authority that our partners in Israel feel the same way. They would support our …

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