Palestine becomes member of UNESCO; US threatens to halt funding

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October 31, 2011
Times of India [India]    
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"Palestine became a full member of Unesco on Monday, in a highly divisive move that could cost the agency a fifth of its budget and that the US and other opponents say could harm renewed Mideast peace efforts. Lawmakers in the United States, which provides about 22 per cent of Unesco's funding, had threatened to halt some $80 million in annual funding if Palestinian membership was approved." (10/31/11)  

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