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Israel Considers Response to UNESCO Vote

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is meeting with top advisers Tuesday to weigh a possible response to the U.N. cultural agency’s decision to grant Palestinians full membership. Officials said the discussion will include possible punitive measures against the Palestinians, who hailed the UNESCO vote as a historic moment. UNESCO is the first U.N. agency the […]

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UNESCO Accepts Palestinians, Loses US Funding

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. cultural agency granted Palestinians full membership Monday, in a move that cost the organization nearly a quarter of its funding and drew criticism from U.S. and Israeli officials saying the vote will hurt Middle East peace chances. The U.S. State Department said Washington will not make a $60 million November payment to UNESCO […]

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US Cuts Off UNESCO Funding After Palestinian Vote

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is cutting off financial contributions to the United Nations cultural agency following its vote Monday to grant Palestinians full membership. The State Department said Washington will not make a $60-million November payment to UNESCO because of a longstanding U.S. law that prohibits American support for any U.N.-affiliated body that accepts […]

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Palestinians Granted Full UNESCO Membership

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations cultural agency has accepted the Palestinian bid for full membership, a move that could threaten U.S. funding for the international organization. Monday’s action by the Paris-based UNESCO boosts the Palestinian effort for international recognition as an independent state. Applause broke out after delegates approved membership by a vote of 107 to 14, […]

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Palestinians Granted Full UNESCO Membership

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations cultural agency has accepted the Palestinian bid for full membership, a move that could threaten U.S. funding for the international organization. Monday’s action by the Paris-based UNESCO boosts the Palestinian effort for international recognition as an independent state. Applause broke out after delegates approved membership by a vote of 107 to 14, […]

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Palestine Granted Full UNESCO Membership in Divisive Vote

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations cultural agency has admitted Palestine as a full member. Monday’s vote by the Paris-based UNESCO is boosts the Palestinian bid for international recognition as an independent state. UNESCO is the first U.N. agency the Palestinians have sought to join since President Mahmoud Abbas applied last month for full recognition of Palestinian statehood […]

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UNESCO Vote on Palestinian Membership Could Boost UN Bid

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinians expect to win full membership at the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO as early as Monday, in a vote that would boost their bid for international recognition as an independent state. Paris-based UNESCO is the first U.N. agency the Palestinians have sought to join since President Mahmoud Abbas applied last month for full recognition of […]

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UNESCO Vote on Palestinian Membership Could Boost U.N. Bid

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinians expect to win full membership at the United Nations cultural agency UNESCO as early as Monday, in a vote that would boost their bid for international recognition as an independent state. Paris-based UNESCO is the first U.N. agency the Palestinians have sought to join since President Mahmoud Abbas applied last month for full recognition […]

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Israeli Strike on Gaza Ends Brief Truce

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An Israeli airstrike along Gaza’s southern border with Egypt killed a Palestinian militant as he prepared to fire a rocket into Israel Sunday. Sunday’s attack came just hours after Islamic Jihad and other radical Palestinian groups in Gaza had announced they would accept an Egyptian-mediated truce to end days of deadly violence – as long […]

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More Israeli Airstrikes, Palestinian Rockets

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli aircraft attacked a group of Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip Sunday, killing one person, hours after militants fired rockets into southern Israel for a second day. Medics say the Palestinian was killed Sunday afternoon in an Israeli airstrike along Gaza’s southern border with Egypt. Israel says it struck militants who were preparing a […]

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