(Right to left) Yonatan Schwartz, Ariella Schwartz, Ashira Abramowitz and Ariel Reiss.
(photo credit: DANIEL HARRIS)
Education Minister Naftali Bennett stated recently in The Wall Street Journal that one of the secrets of how tiny Israel became a global hightech center with 93 companies on NASDAQ is its heritage of debate, harking back to talmudic times.For native Israelis, debating is pretty much a national pastime. Can olim who immigrate later in life ever hope to catch up? Enter Israel’s English-language high-school debating team.