Israel halted its $2 million annual payment to UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, on Thursday, in protest over its decision Monday to accept Palestine as its 195th member.
week, the US and Canada also froze their UNESCO funding.
In a statement, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said, "Such steps
[the UNESCO vote] distances peace, it doesn't advance it. The only path
to peace is through the immediate resumption of negotiations without