12th Friendship Games showcase the power of sport to bring people together.

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The 12th Friendship Games, an International Basketball Tournament for students, ended with a moving Closing Ceremony on the banks of the Red Sea.

Athletes, both men and women, from Jordan, The Palestinian Authority, Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania and Israel took part (13 teams).

Once again, the power of sport provided the basis of a fascinating encounter between students from diverse religions and backgrounds. New Friendships were formed , allowing students to get to know each other on a personal basis

All the participants were taken on tours of Jerusalem, and the Dead Sea. Social events created a great atmosphere of friendship and companionship.

In the Women’s Tournament, the Israeli team won and the Men’s Tournament Trophy was taken home by the team from Lithuania.

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