Israel slashes millions from UN budget

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has reduced the United Nations (UN) membership fees that his country contributes by $10m (£7.75m). His decision comes after the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decided to list the Old City of Hebron in the West Bank as an endangered Palestinian world heritage site – a move that prompted anger in Israel.


As a result the country will now pay will pay $1.7m (£1.3m) to the UN out of a planned commitment of $11.7m (£9.07m) , according to the Times of Israel. Instead, the money will go to heritage projects slated for Hebron and Kiryat Arba.


Read More: Israel slashes millions from UN budget to finance Jewish museums after Hebron declared world heritage site | The Independent.

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