Unesco gives Palestine the vote despite US budget threat

31st October 2011, Comments 0 comments

GenevaLunch.com PARIS, FRANCE - Unesco Monday voted to give Palestine full membership, despite an appeal and financial threat from the United States to withhold 80 million in funding. It called the move premature. The vote was 107 in favour, 14 against, with 52 nations abstaining. VOA reports that “The Palestinian success in Paris could be costly [...]

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