On Thursday, January 28th, the Young Ambassadors held their second Model United Nations conference of the year at the US Embassy’s American Center in Jerusalem. During the conference, Jewish and Arab students from different cities came together in two committees: one dealing with refugees, and a second dealing with the conflict in Burundi.

The students were nervous, but also highly motivated to create a change and to solve the challenges they had been assigned. After 6 hours of debating, the committees voted and passed their resolutions by an overwhelming majority of support.

In numerous interviews with multiple students, an overwhelming response was heard — everyone was satisfied with their ability to find a suitable solution to these international crises.

As participants, we can testify that the conference contributed greatly to us by allowing us to explore more deeply the subject of the Refugee crisis, which continues to impact global affairs, including on Israel! We also gained direct experience in debate and public speaking, skills that we know will continue to help us in the future as young ambassadors.

— Reported by Noam Filo and Or Golyan

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