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Israeli Debate Team Brings Home the Crown

An Israeli debate team has won the World Universities Debate Championship for the third time. The contest took place in Bangkok, Thailand during the last week of 2019. The winning duo, Hadar Goldberg and Maya Saveliev of the Open University Debate Team, made history as the first Israeli team of women to win the competition. They defeated 750 contestants from around the world in the English Second Language (ESL) category. It had numerous subjects for the nine debate rounds that the team went through, including democracy, ethics, geopolitics, and law. The accomplishment of a team comprised of only women is considered a significant step for the advancement of women in the Israeli debate scene. (VFI News)