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The board of the U.N.'s cultural body Wednesday began vetting eight candidates, including one from Lebanon, vying to head an organization accused of bias in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and foot-dragging on reforms.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the vote "another delusional decision" by UNESCO, which promotes quality education and cultural development around the world.Arab countries have complained that UNESCO has never had a boss from their region.However, UNESCO does not observe a traditional rotation by world region for its chief, unlike for the U.N. secretary-general. UNESCO's 195 member states must then approve the candidate, but this is seen as a formality.
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