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Congratulations To The Israeli High School Debate Team 2017!

Congratulations To The Israeli High School Debate Team 2017! 
StandWithUs Was Their Proud Sponsor

The 29th annual World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC) took place in Bali, Indonesia over the first 10 days of August.

Team Israel ranked 13th in the world!

StandWithUs is proud to have sponsored the participation of the Israeli debate team!

The WSDC is the biggest debating competition in the world, and one of the largest annual gatherings of high school students internationally.
52 teams from nations spanning 6 continents took part in the tournament, each composed of 5 high school students and a coach. Over 400 participants from all over the world partook in the event, which includes judges and team managers,

Team Israel — Maya Levi (18, Ramat Gan), Naomi Green (17, Tel Aviv), Ido Bar-Sella (17, Petah Tikva), Tomer Zucker (16, Ramat Gan) and Omer Zilbergerg (15, Lod), in addition to Coach Miriam Kalman and Team Manager Yoni Cohen-Idov — ranked 13th overall after the preliminary stages, winning 6 times over 8 debate rounds. Israel was eventually defeated in the octo-finals, by China.

Israel is a long standing and valued member of the international debating community, and was welcomed in Indonesia — the biggest Muslim nation in the world. The Israeli delegation entered on their Israeli passports, as per the competition rules.

The Israeli students debated and befriended students from nations all around the world, including American, European and Arab and Islamic nations, creating an invaluable bridge between the world leaders of the tomorrow.
Commissioned by Siah Vasig — the Israel Debate Society — Team Israel's trip to WSDC Indonesia was made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of StandWithUs.



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