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February 14, 2014  RSS feed
World News

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Peres sets record with online civics class

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli President Shimon Peres delivered an online civics class to more than 9,000 Israeli high school students in 215 classrooms across Israel, setting a new world record.

The Presidential Class was held Feb. 6 at Cisco Israel headquarters in Netanya, The senior vice president of Guinness World Records, Marco Frigatti, personally viewed the lecture and certified the results.

The former record was 5,000 participants. Frigatti told Peres he now holds two world records since, at 91, he is the oldest head of state in the world.


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