Canada to Reconsider its Support to UNESCO

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(Israel National News) Canada contributes about $10 million Canadian a year to the agency. It was one of 14 nations that voted against the PA’s request in Monday’s vote. Israel, the U.S. and Germany voted against the move as well.
Earlier on Monday, the United States announced that it is cutting off funding to UNESCO.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland announced at a briefing that the administration had no choice in the matter, and would not make its $60 million payment in November to the agency.
Nuland noted that a longstanding law that prohibits U.S. support for any United Nations-affiliated body that accepts Palestinian Authority membership precludes funding the international body.
Meanwhile, it was reported Monday that Israel is considering ending its relationship with UNESCO over the decision to accept the PA as a member.
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said that Israel was “reconsidering its future cooperation with UNESCO” in the wake of the PA's membership. (MORE)

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