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Exacting a Price: Why US Retribution Against UNESCO Will Backfire | Counterpunch

The Palestinians scored a victory on 31 October when UNESCO (the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation) admitted them into its ranks as a full member, despite an immediate cut of $60 million in American dues, or 22 per cent of the organisation’s budget.

Membership will enable the Palestinian Authority (PA) to register as its heritage such sites as the Nativity Church in Bethlehem and the Ibrahimi Mosque (or Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, both encircled by the Israeli occupation.

For more on this story, visit: Exacting a Price » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names.

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