In the recent Olyampiad Iran came in 20th. Ahead of Chess power houses of Bulgaria (with Topolov at board one), Croatia, Serbia, Georgia. Germany came in at a nice spot of 65! Eat your heart out dude man...
Woman moderately wounded by firebomb thrown at her car in north J'lem (Haaretz)
from the article: Israeli grandmaster takes chess world record back from Iran