Hi, my name is Sana Zahalka. I am a senior in Al Qasemi high school in Baqa Al-Gharbiyya, originally from Kfar Qara. I’ve been a part of the MUN workd for four years now; participating in over 11 conferences as delegate, chair, and Secretary General.
My name is Hala Majadly. I am a 12th grader in Al-Qasemi high school in Baqa Al-Gharbiyya, which is also my hometown.
In 9th grade, I joined this project that is called MUN, which makes this year my 4th year in the MUN world. I have been to 10 conferences so far (that might be inaccurate because I lost counting at some point).
When people see me go to all these conferences with English coming out of my mouth, they ask me: “Hala, what do you really gain from making so much effort in making speeches and preparing for them?”. My answer is simple. I have gained political knowledge, self-confidence, new English words, new friends, and a better view of a brighter future (hopefully). Who knows…maybe my interest in the English language at school “dragged” me into this MUN project, and I’d certainly do it once again if I got the chance.
Besides all that serious stuff, I want to add that I love cats, chocolate, and Japan, which has been in my mind for a while, so maybe I’ll give it a visit someday.
My name is Yafa Nassar, I’m almost 16 from Araba, I study in Al-Bashaer high school in Sakhnin.
I have been in MUN and Debate for Peace for about a year. During this short time I have experienced many new amazing things like being part of the delegation to the EU in Belgium and participating in MUN conferences.
I have gained a lot of things by being part of this amazing program, like making new friendships, expanding my knowledge in the political sphere, improving my English skills, raising my awareness and making myself more confident.
I think that although we are still young, we have a better chance and ability to make a change and to inspire others. I’m pretty sure that if we use the differences that we have in each culture, background and perspective in a good way, we’ll have a bright future
Hello everyone, my name is Tomer Dovzhenko and I am from Gedera.
MUN became one of my biggest passions as soon as I started it, and since then I always look for opportunities to attend conferences. To me, MUN is an activity that singlehandedly allows its participants to improve in most of the most essential skills required for real life.
I play hockey (both ice and inline) competitively, which has improved my capability of working with other people. I was also a part of the debate team of my school a few years ago. I really enjoy film-making, editing and photography, which have taught me to work by myself and appreciate the outcome of my work. Some of the places I really want to travel to one day are Athens, Rome, Iceland and Finland.
My name is Alon Mor, almost 16 years old from Petah Tiqwa (a little city near Tel Aviv), and I study in Ben Gurion High School. I have been in MUN and Debate for Peace for three years including this year.
During this time, I have experienced many new interesting and unique things that I doubt I could have done if I wouldn’t have joined the team. I participated in many UN conferences, mostly here in Israel and one even in Romania, and traveled abroad to a Leadership Camp in Connecticut, in the US.
I am a beginner in MUN, yet my very first experience was fascinating.
Getting to participate in a program like it is a unique opportunity and teaches you a lot.
My curiosity along the years has always driven me to look for answers to so many questions that I had, either academic, political or even social.
For that I attended several programs that opened up my mind to different worlds.
One of those programs is about peace-building and co-existence (the Jerusalem Peacebuilders) and took place in New Haven, Connecticut and fortunately it has led me to know about and join MUN.
My best experience was in Belgium when I presented the Arabian community in Israel and most of the people that I met didn’t know that we even exist.
My name is Marsel Badir. I am currently 16 years old, and I live in Kfar Qasim. I am Muslim, I study in Al-Qasemi High School in Baqa al-al-garbiyye and most importantly I am part of a group called Debate for Peace!
I’ve been doing Model UN for the past one and a half year and honestly its been an amazing time! Debate for Peace opened a channel that I did not believe existed up until my first conference. it made me realize that policy is not only about change, it is the way we embrace ourselves and we share our opinions with the acknowledgement that even though we are so diverse, we are not that different.
My name is Yonatan Andresen, I got into MUN through studying Diplomacy and World Wide Communication at my school. Since I started with MUN I fell in love with the program and think I got to learn a lot from it.
I am almost eighteen years old; I study at Ha’Alon High School in Yavne, majoring in Diplomacy and World Wide Communication as stated above, and in Translation and Geography.
Apart from computer gaming, I enjoy world history and basketball.
Hello everyone, My name is George Abu Dauod, 16 years old, a junior at St. Joseph Seminar and High School in Nazareth. I was introduced to Model United Nations two years ago when I was in 9th grade. Since then, I’ve learned many valuable things and gained super helpful skills. First of all, English! MUN played a great role in improving and increasing my English fluency. Second of all, MUN has boosted my self confidence, even though I was on stage many times before, it was never as comfortable and confident as MUN made me. But it’s not only about linguistic skills and self confidence, it’s also about being able to understand different narratives and perspectives, no matter how different they are from yours, and even defend them. All that, and we still didn’t get to the cherry on top! We get to be diplomats for a day or two, and (of course…) wear suits. I’ve been to many conferences during the past two years, both as a delegate and as a chair, and I’ve enjoyed the experience thoroughly. These conferences were a great opportunity for me to meet new people, and make new friends. This December, I’m joining a DfP delegation to an international conference in Kosovo, and I couldn’t be more excited! MUN has contributed so much to my knowledge and skills and has become an integral part of my life. I’m still going on with my journey, but it’s never too late to start yours if you haven’t yet, if you have the passion, then MUN is the place for you too!
Thank you for reading this till the end, I know that many don’t…
Hello, my name is Omri Weinstock and I am a 10th-grade student in Y.H. Brenner high school in Petah Tikva.
Allah says in the Noble Quran [ O mankind! Lo! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that ye may know one another. Lo! the noblest of you, in the sight of Allah, is the best in conduct. Lo! Allah is Knower, Aware.]
One of the most educational platforms which I’ve joined in my life is MUN (Model United Nations). Through it I have been able to develop many aspects in my life, including the social aspect, by joining conferences, debating, attending lectures, negotiations…etc.
I hope that everyone who wants to start a new page in his life will join MUN.
I live in Palmachim and I go to Brener school.
I had the amazing opportunity to live in Australia for six years which helped with the improvement of my English and falling in love with with this amazing language.
For me MUN means learning about different countries and their point of view and getting to know and interact with people from different countries and cultures that I don’t get to interact often. But most importantly, MUN is a place where you open your eyes to problems and issues that countries face and get to express your country’s outlook without feeling “attacked” because some have different opinions.
I’ve always believed that if humans were taught communication skills and the expression of their opinions in a more peaceful and respectful way, our world would be a safer and better place.
I am 16 years young, living in Kafr Qara, Israel, learning in Alnahda school!
I love too many things, and debating is one of them.
I started my journey with Debate For Peace a year ago and I’ve already participated in 4 conferences, with the number growing.
Hello, My name is Zohar Yaron, I am 17, living in Even Yehuda and studying in Wizo Hadassim High school.
I have been a part of Debate for Peace for several months and it has brought me my most unique experiences, for example being a part of the delegation to the EU in Brussels, participating in conferences and meeting with diplomats.
Through Debate for Peace I have also met new teens of my age that have turned out to become my closest friends, people that I wouldn’t have met if we haven’t participated in the same program.
I have gained many new and important skills from my participation as public speaking, English, Conflict solving, debate and much more but also different skills of how to view people, life, how to treat each other.
In the future I want to continue fight for the cause of peace, I would like to travel and help where I can and always stay positive because I believe we can change for better.
My name is Shai Lenman. I am a senior in Ort Binyamina. I was introduced to MUN last year and since then I have been to three conferences and I’m looking forward to my next ones. Participating in MUN conferences has helped me meet new fascinating people, improve my public speaking skills, and become more aware to the global issues in the world today. Joining MUN and more specifically the Debate for Peace community has also created numerous opportunities. In my first conference I was granted a scholarship to attend a Jerusalem Peacebuilders summer camp. The camp has helped me get to know people who are so different from me and I would not have had the chance to have this amazing experience if not for MUN. In my opinion anyone who wants to improve their English skills, their public speaking skills, meet incredibly unique people, and get to learn about the issues the world is facing has a place in the MUN community and should most definitely join the next conference.
Salam! My name is Sabaa Taha, I’m 17 years old, I’m a Muslim, I live in Kufur Qasem town, and I study at Al Jadeda high school.
In MUN, people from different cultures, religions, races, and colors sit in the same room sharing ideas and seeking peace to find resolutions. Our differences can help us get along together, they can unite us and that is something that the MUN experience has taught me.
My name is Itay Rechav. I’m a 9th grader Jewish Ashkenazi from Petah Tikva. I’m from Rashish middle school and I’m in the honors program.
Name: Benjamin Chelsky