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Jerusalem Open 2014

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The debate topics from the tournament Jerusalem Open in 2014.

Round 1: This house believes that foreign Western governments should stop attempting to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Round 2: This house believes that First Ladies/Gentlemen should not publicly advocate for policies or political positions during their partner’s term in office
Round 3: This house believes that schools should avoid instilling a sense of patriotism
Round 4: Info Slide: Jury nullification occurs in a trial when a jury acquits a defendant, even though the members of the jury believe the defendant to be guilty of the charges. This may occur when members of the jury disagree with the law the defendant has been charged with breaking, or believe that the law should not be applied in that particular case.  A jury can similarly convict a defendant on the ground of disagreement with existing law, even if no law is broken. Motion: This house would allow jury nullification
Semi-Finals: This house would charge George W. Bush with war crimes for the CIA’s actions in his terms
Finals: This house belives that policy pertaining to religion in the public sphere in Israel should be set on a local level

Israeli Nationals 2012

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Israeli Nationals in 2012 were held at the MTA College in Israel, June 10-11 2012. Here are the motions

Round 1: This house would compel citizens to vote in national elections
Round 2: This house would exempt from mandatory military service any Hasid who chooses to work rather than study in a Yeshiva
Round 3: This house, which is the Hamas movement, would lay down its arms
Round 4: This house would decriminalize squatting
Round 5: This house would introduce mandatory minimum sentences
Round 6: This house would ban student parties who are backed by national political parties from participating in elections for student unions
Semi: This house would stop providing tactical training and equipment to “neighbourhood watch” groups in Israeli settlements in the West Bank
Final: This house, which is the Iranian regime, would develop nuclear weapons

Israeli Open 2012

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This are the debate topics, that were debated at the Israeli Open held in Israel, April 21 2012:

Round 1: This house, which is the West, would sanction China.
Round 2: This house, which is the ministry of health, will withhold any information regarding a drug that will ensure the birth of heterosexual children.
Round 3: (Information slide) Immediate Democracy is a system in which the voter may change their vote at any given time, thus changing the composition of the parliament on a daily basis according to public support. This house would enact an Immediate Democracy.
SemiFinal: This house would release inmates from jail solely on the basis of their rehabilitation and not upon the completion of a predetermined period of time.
Final: (Information slide) You are a young man living in the Galilee 2,000 years ago. You are smart and charismatic. You are capable of collecting and leading a fold of followers. People believe you are the son of God and can do miracles such as healing and food replication. Motion: This house would use its influence to disseminate socially progressive values supported by faith.

Red Sea open 2011

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Motions from the Red Sea Open tournament held from September 4-7:

Round 1: This house would ban the payment of ransoms
Round 2: This house would force elected politicians and their families to use only public health and education services
Round 3: This house would mandate the use of condoms in porn
Round 4: This house would prosecute violent fouls in sports as criminal assault
Round 5: Actually, This house would rather see one innocent man go to jail than a 100 guilty men walk free
Round 6: This house believes that natural resources should belong to the world and not to any individual country
Semis: This house believes that a universal minimum standard of education is a prerequisite for democracy
Finals: This house believes that consent is not a source of moral legitimacy

Israeli National Championships

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Round 1: Thw send over-weight children to weight watching groups.
Round 2: Thw return fire to its sources, even at the cost of harming citizens.
Round 3: Thw introduce progressive inheritance tax.
Round 4: Thbt its legitimate to publish the sexual orientation of public figures.
Round 5: Thw oblige doctors to inform parents before performing an abortion on a minor.
Round 6: Thw force Haredic jewish people to change their way of living.

Semi-Final: Thbt drunk driving is equivalent of attempted murder.

Final: Thw not interrogate an active prime minister.

Oxford IV 2011

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Round 1: This House Believes That Sex Education Classes in Schools Should Teach Techniques For Pure Sexual Gratification (including, but not limited to, anal sex, oral sex, mutual gratification and masturbation)
Round 2: This House Believes That in developing countries aid organizations should be banned from religious proselytizing.
Round 3: This House Believes That Trade unions and labour protection laws should be suspended during times of economic crisis.
Round 4: This House Believes That Israel Should Materially Support Arab Pro-Democratic Movements.
Round 5: This House Believes That a tax should be placed on successful artists in order to fund new and developing artists(Note: Artists defined by the CA team to be the arts and the entertainment industry).
Open Quarter Final: This House Believes That International Law should allow states which accept refugees to sue the states they come from for compensation.
ESL Semi Final: This House Believes That the LGBT Movement Should Not Support Pride Marches.
Open Semi: This House would Establish Brothels on Military Bases.
ESL Final: This House believes That the CEOs of the largest corporations should be chosen by the national democratic elections
Open Final: This House Would establish geographical zones where the selling and consuming of any and all drugs are legal.

EUDC 2013 Manchester motions

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Round 1: This House would ban videogames in which the player engages in brutal and immoral violence in a realistic setting.

Round 2: This House would require international development aid budgets to be approved by popular referenda.

Round 3: This House, as the Muslim Brotherhood, would sincerely offer to cease resistance, participate in elections, and respect a liberal constitution.

Round 4: This House would permit government agencies to conduct automated surveillance without court authorisation.

Round 5: This House believes that Israel should allow members of the Jewish diaspora to vote in its elections.

Round 6: This House applauds the rise of songs by female pop artists that glorify assertive female sexuality.

Round 7: This House belives that it is in China’s strategic interest to cease all non-humanitarian assistance to North Korea until it verifiably ends Its nuclear programme.

Round 8: This House believes that Barack Obama should not have granted legal immunity to officials who ordered the use of torture.

Round 9: This House would provide welfare in the form of basic goods and services, rather than cash payments.

ESL Motions

QuarterFinal: THBT men should consistently call out and correct chauvinistic claims by colleagues and co-workers.
SemiFinal: THB that environmentalists should launch a campaign of sabotage and property destruction aimed at major polluting companies.
ESL Final Motion: THB the state should not fund any work of art or perfomance that the average cititzens would not recognise as having artistic merit 

Open motions

QuarterFinals: THBT African countries should adopt English as the principal language of instruction in schools.
SemiFinals: TH Regrets that Western Media has Demonised Islamic Terrorists Rather than Portraying Them as Criminals with Legitimate Political Grievances.
Open Final Motion: THW give more votes to citizens according to their performance on a current affairs test.

BGU IV, Beer Sheva, Israel 2012

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R1: TH supports a preference for mothers in custody trials
R2: THW grant high ranking army officers the right to veto government decisions regarding security
R3: THW abolish intellectual property rights over music
R4: THW abolish mandatory retirement age
R5: TH prefers a strong dictatorship to a weak democracy
Final:THBT Marx would have approved of the internet

Red Sea Open 2012

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Round 1: This house, as Germany, would immediately cease all reparations to the State of Israel
Round 2: This house would incentivize employers to hire non-college graduates
Round 3: This house believes that decisions on the legalisation, banning, or limiting of substances, including, but not limited to narcotics, tobacco & alcohol should be left to panels of experts rather than to elected representatives
Round 4: This house would require any journalist working for a print,TV or radio news organization to have a government.-issued license
Round 5: This house would force anyone suspected of being a ‘stolen child’ [under the Argentinian military junta 1976-1983] to undergo DNA testing to establish whether they are indeed stolen children and then make the results public
Round 6: This house would require all isolated religious communities (eg. Hasidic Jews, Jehova’s Witnesses) to give all 18-year-olds a ‘Rumspringa’ [Amish tradition of sending off 18-y.-olds to live in outside world for 1 year, after which they may chose to return or not]
Semi: This house believes that all Government Policy Should Follow the Strict Logic of Maximizing Total Happiness
Final: This house belives that the State of Israel should immediately and publicly end all attempts to capture or kill Nazi war criminals

Irish Times First rounds – motions

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Heat 1 “This house believes Israeli policy is the major obstacle to peace in the Middle East”
Heat 2 “This house believes that global security demands a McCain victory”
Heat 3 “This House regrets the demise of the Progressive Democrats”
Heat 4 “This house would ban the eating of meat”
Heat 5 “This house would ban recreational air travel”
Heat 6 “This house would refuse to fund the Arts”
Heat 7 “This house would end all private political donations”
Heat 8 “This house believes in retributive justice”
Heat 9 “This house would introduce compulsory community service.”
Heat 10 “This house believes earning a licence should be necessary to vote”
Heat 11 “This house would fund science at all costs”
Heat 12 “This house would jail parents for the crimes of their children”
Heat 13 “This house would no longer pick up the tab for those living unhealthy lives”
Heat 14 “This house believes the time to fund RTE is at an end.”
Heat 15 “This house would join a European Army”
Heat 16 “This house believes the Celtic Tiger took away more than it ever gave”