‘Chess4Solidarity’ chess tournament held by Lapid, UNESCO

“CHESS4ALL”, Israel’s leading chess club, launched its “Chess4Solidarity” tournament, held in honor of the International Day of Tolerance, on Tuesday.

More than 500 people from all over the world participated in the chess tournament, which took place virtually.

The event is dedicated to the International Day of Tolerance, a UNESCO holiday aimed at raising public awareness of the dangers of intolerance.

UNESCO Director of Public Information Matthieu Guevel issued a statement to project director Lior Eisenberg, saying that “this is a very positive intercultural dialogue initiative, combining the spirit of competition and civilized struggle of one of the games oldest and most sophisticated in the world, with a call for dialogue and mutual understanding. “

“Please convey to Mr Lior (Aizenberg) UNESCO’s appreciation and support,” said Guevel.

The tournament also received praise from local Israeli officials, such as Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who said that “your presence here today is a testament to how through culture, sports and friendly competition, we can build bridges. between people and maintain a safer, more prosperous and more tolerant world, “in a video uploaded to Facebook.

“Chess for All” operates a network of chess schools and is considered one of the leading chess clubs in the country, according to its website. Chess4all offers a variety of chess-related activities for people of all ages.

Lior Eisenberg, Project Manager for the Chess4Solidarity tournament, is proud of the success and recognition of the event. “We have been working around the clock for the last year and a half to connect Israel to the world through chess, promote solidarity and tolerance, and tell the story of Israel that is similar to ours.”


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