“President Trump has announced the U.S. will pull out of UNESCO, the U.N.’s educational, science and cultural organization, because of the agency’s ‘continuing anti-Israel bias.’ This should be a warning to the rest of the U.N., which is no better.
Among the many enduring disappointments of the United Nations is its profound and at times shocking anti-Israel sentiment, which verges on a kind of sick obsession that runs completely contrary to the U.N.’s founding principles. But UNESCO is particularly bad.
How bad? In 2011, it went too far even for the Obama administration by giving ‘Palestine,’ a state that doesn’t exist, full membership in UNESCO. Under President Obama, the U.S. stayed in the organization, but suspended its payments.