Radicalization, religious approaches to gender equality and LGBT tolerance: these issues are all immensely relevant, yet have received inadequate discussion in the halls of the United Nations. On Monday July 17th, at NAHDAMUN, students from a dozen schools and cities around Israel met to discuss these and other key issues relating to religion and global peace and stability. After hours of intensive debate and negotiations, some resolutions passed, one was vetoed, and the best performers received awards for their diligence.

This year the summit will focus on innovation and it always deals with energy, security and strategic cooperation, economic matters and tourism.

On the last weekend in April 2017, nineteen teenagers from all over Israel made history. The students, from Gan Yavne, Qalansawa, Modi’in, Taibeh, Gedera and Petah Tiqva, were part of the first Arab-Jewish youth Model UN delegation abroad, to BTMUN, in Botosani, Romania.

The MUN delegation was a joint effort involving the Debate for Peace program and Dr. Dalia Fadila’s Q-School program. Students spent weeks preparing to debate topics such as Kurdish rights to self-determination, the Rohingya Muslims, endangered languages, reliable reporting in an age of “fake news,” and simulated crises like the discovery of an anti-aging elixir. The Israeli delegation represented Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The conference was hosted by the A.T. Laurian High School.

The terrorists worship death. They murder indiscriminately, but they will not frighten us. They will not terrorize us. They will only harden our resolve to defeat them. And together we will defeat them faster.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Sunday, 4 June 2017), delivered the following speech at the ECOWAS Africa-Israel Summit in Monrovia, Liberia:

Statement from Prime Minister's Office

(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)

The Prime Minister's Office, this morning (Friday, 7 April 2017), issued the following statement:

In both word and action, President Trump sent a strong and clear message today that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated. Israel fully supports President Trump's decision and hopes that this message of resolve in the face of the Assad regime's horrific actions will resonate not only in Damascus, but in Tehran, Pyongyang and elsewhere.