Rep. Flake Derides UNESCO Decision to Admit Palestinian Authority

Congressman Flake speaks in support of Israel and chides the decision of UNESCO, the UN’s cultural agency, to admit the Palestinian Authority with full membership.

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Rep. Flake Releases Statement on UN Decision to Grant Palestinian Authority Full UNESCO Membership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2011
CONTACT: Genevieve Frye Rozansky

Mesa, Arizona – Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today released the following statement on the United Nations decision to give the Palestinian Authority full membership to UNESCO, the UN cultural agency:

“It defies logic that UNESCO is willing to give up 22-percent of its funding for a largely symbolic effort that will only further complicate the Middle East peace talks,” said Flake. “Genuine peace between Israel and the Palestinians can only come through direct negotiations between the two parties, not through fiat.”

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