SERBIA - Israeli Teams Win Debate Over Europeans

Arno Froese

Two Israeli teams were crowned champions of the European Universities Debating Championship in Serbia after a grueling nine-round tournament against the best debaters from across the continent.

Noam Dahan and Tom Manor of Tel Aviv University were defending champions of last year’s title in the “English as a Second Language” category.

This year, they upped the challenge and competed alongside native English speakers. Despite the language barrier, they won in the competition intended for English speakers, beating out some lead universities, such as University of Cambridge and University of Oxford.

The international competition was not all fun and debates, however. The Qatar representatives repeatedly refused to participate in debates in which they were competing against Israel, stating on multiple occasions that they refuse to debate alongside an “apartheid state.”

A total of 187 teams from 30 countries within and surrounding Europe attended the competition. The Israeli Debating League sent 20 teams and 25 adjudicators representing nine universities and academic institutions from all over Israel.

Five Israeli teams reached the final stages of the competition, and the two Tel Aviv teams rose to the top.

-www.jpost.com, 7 August 2018

Arno's commentary

With amazement, we see how Israel is succeeding on many different fronts; in this case, the European Universities Debating Championship in Serbia. This is not an exceptional issue, but it has become a common thing for Israel to succeed. From Biblical perspectives, we know what the future holds for Israel. Deuteronomy 7:6 reads: “For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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