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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 12:27 pm

Former French Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay will be the first Jewish director-general of the United Nations cultural body UNESCO after winning a narrow vote last Friday against Qatari frontrunner Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari.

Azoulay’s win in the 30-28 vote came a day after the U.S. and Israel separately announced they would withdraw from UNESCO due to its anti-Israel bias.

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