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Israel confirms withdrawal from UN cultural body

PARIS: Israel has formally notified the UN's culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organisation, two months after it announced it would follow the US by walking out over resolutions critical of the Jewish state. In a statement UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay said she had been officially notified on Friday that Israel would leave on December 31, 2018. "I regret this deeply, as it is my conviction that it is inside UNESCO and not outside it that states can best seek to overcome differences in the…