“The day after the US and Israel announce their departure, UNESCO selects a French Jew named Audrey Azoulay as the new chief. Speculation abounds as to whether she will initiate reforms”

Day after US and Israel quit UNESCO, French Jew named as new chief
by Associated Press
October 15, 2017

UNESCO’s executive board voted Friday to make a former French government minister the UN cultural agency’s next chief after an unusually heated election that was over- shadowed by Middle East tensions. The board’s selection of Audrey Azoulay, a French Jewess, over a Qatari candidate came the day after the United States and Israel announced that they intend to pull out of UNESCO because of its anti-Israel bias. The news rocked a weeklong election already marked by geopolitical resentments, concerns about the Paris-based agency’s dwindling funding and questions about its future purpose. READ MORE

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