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Traveling With UNESCO

Alex Wirth | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Alex Wirth

As a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO I am quite familiar with the organization, yet I did not expect the impact it would have on my trip. This led to a number of reflections.

Israel To Release Tens Of Millions Owed To Palestinians

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.30.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' government narrowly dodged a full-blown cash crisis after Israel agreed Wednesday &nd...

Israel Might Release Palestinian Tax Money

AP | By AMY TEIBEL | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted Monday that Israel might soon release tens of millions of dollars owed to the Palestinians, acco...

Israel Holds On To $100 Million In Palestinian Taxes

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 01.14.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli Cabinet ministers decided Monday to hold on to some $100 million in taxes owed to the Palestinians, an official said, despit...

Combat HIV/AIDS or Protect Israel's Denial of Palestinian Rights?

Josh Ruebner | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Josh Ruebner

In this period of unprecedented global interconnectivity, the United States cannot afford this retrenchment from important multilateral institutions that protect and promote vital U.S. and international interests.

France Will Abstain In Palestinian UN Membership Vote

AP | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

PARIS — France said Friday it would abstain when the U.N. Security Council votes on whether to admit Palestine as a full member of the world bod...

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian UNESCO Bid Sets Up Clash Between Hollywood And Israel Lobbies

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pro-Israel interests on Capitol Hill may be about to run afoul of the nearly equally powerful lobbyists of Hollywood and Silicon Valley,...

Following U.S., Canada Cuts Funding For UNESCO

AP | Posted 01.01.2012 | World

TORONTO — Canada is joining the U.S. in cutting off funding for the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO because it approved a Palestinian bid for full m...

"I Am Still Daddy": U.S. to UNESCO, But Is the World Listening?

Sandip Roy | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Sandip Roy

America's pique is not surprising. And Obama probably had no easy way out. But the real message it was sending UNESCO, Palestine and the 107 countries that voted for the UNESCO membership was the alacrity with which it took that decision.

UNESCO Fiasco: Dancing to Netanyahu's Tune

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It was bound to happen sooner or later. At some point, both Obama and Congress would be faced with a clear choice between U.S. national interests and the demands made by Netanyahu and his powerful lobby.

U.S. Cutting Off UNESCO Funding After Palestine Vote

AP | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

PARIS — Palestine became a full member of UNESCO on Monday in a highly divisive breakthrough that will cost the agency a fifth of its budget and tha...

UNESCO To Vote On Palestinian Membership On Monday

AP | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

PARIS — The Palestinian request for full membership in the U.N. Cultural Agency goes to a vote on Monday. Frustrated by stalled peace talks and...