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Israel reportedly tells US it doesn’t oppose it rejoining UNESCO

UNESCO'S director-general, Audrey Azoulay, in Paris, France, November 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
UNESCO'S director-general, Audrey Azoulay, in Paris, France, November 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Israel tells the US State Department that it does not oppose the US returning to being a full member of UNESCO, according to a report in Axios.

Israel left UNESCO, as did the United States, during the Trump administration, over the international body’s alleged anti-Israel bias.

According to the report, the Biden administration has asked Israel behind the scenes not to oppose its return to UNESCO, where it is looking to counter China’s growing influence.

Last summer, Axios reported that Foreign Minister Yair Lapid was considering bringing Israel back into the agency as well.

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