Monday, October 31, 2011

"Why do they hate us?"

US Cuts Off UNESCO Funding After Palestinian Vote
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 Palestinian membership.

Washington currently is UNESCO's biggest funding source, supplying 22 percent of the agency's budget.

Earlier Monday, the Paris-based UNESCO voted to approve the Palestinian membership bid by a vote of 107 to 14, with 52 abstentions.

France voted for the motion, along with almost all Arab, African, Latin American and Asian nations, including China and India. Israel, the United States, Canada and Germany voted against it. Japan and Britain abstained. A two-thirds vote was required by the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's 193 members.

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  1. Will there be a call for the expulsion of the US from UNESCO?

  2. No there won't be. The real issue is why is England in UNESCO. Trying to avoid the subject?

  3. England isn't in UNESCO, you cephalophallic, the United Kingdom is.