Following anti-Israel resolution, Bennett freezes all Israeli cooperation with UNESCO

The Education Minister, who is also the president of the Israeli National Commission for UNESCO, announced that Israel will be freezing its cooperation with the organization and said its resolution "provides support for terrorism."
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Education Minister MK Naftali Bennett announced on Friday that Israel will immediately suspend its cooperation with UNESCO following the organization's controversial resolution, which questions the Jewish people's connection to Jerusalem's holy sites.

MK Bennett, who is also the president of the Israeli National Commission for UNESCO, issued a letter to its member states saying that the resolution "denies history and provides support for terrorism." He announced that Israel will be freezing its participation in international conventions as well as its professional cooperation with the organization.

"The Western world needs to stand up against UNESCO's decision to reward terrorism," said Bennett. "The next terrorist will draw his legitimacy from last night's pitiful resolution."

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