But the most problematic outcome, at least from a national security standpoint, might be several more months down the road, in April. That’s when the two-state diplomatic talks between Israel and the Palestinians wrap up. If they don’t succeed, Goldberg says, it’s likely that Palestinian leaders will renew their bid
for membership in other global governance organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Under the same 1990 and 1994 laws that cut U.S. contributions to UNESCO, the United States would automatically stop funding those groups, as well. Given the IAEA's role in Iran, this would presumably be bad for U.S. interests.