UNESCO reprimands Israel over newspaper cartoon
Jerusalem: Israel says UNESCO has reprimanded the country`s envoy over a newspaper cartoon showing Israeli Prime Minister telling pilots to bomb the UN agency`s office after bombing Iran.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor says UNESCO handed Ambassador Nimrod Barkan a protest note saying the cartoon "endangers the lives of unarmed diplomats”.
The cartoon was published last week in the liberal daily Haaretz.
It depicts Benjamin Netanyuahu with pilots before a hypothetical attack on Iran, telling them to target UNESCO on their way back.
It`s a jab at Netanyahu`s displeasure over the UN culture agency`s recent recognition of the Palestinians as a member state.
Palmor said on Friday that Barkan told UNESCO that Israel has a free press.
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