PM accepts UNESCO head’s invite to GA conference on anti-Semitism

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepts an invitation from new UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay to participate in a conference during the General Assembly on combating anti-Semitism at the General Assembly next month in New York, Ynet news reports.

The conference will be the first of its kind and is expected to host leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

The invite by Azoulay appears to represent an attempt on her part to improve her  United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s ties with the Jewish state.

Israel and the US announced at the beginning of the year that they would be leaving the group by the end of 2018, citing among other reasons the body’s anti-Israel bias.

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