According to FIFA statutes, member states can't establish teams in an occupied area; Palestinian soccer chief Jibril Rajoub met recently with the second most powerful person in the Soccer organization, who reportedly was receptive to his approach.
Yelena Dolinin, 38, running her first marathon, came seventh in the Berlin marathon in a time of 2:35:59, 37 faster than Nili Avramski's previous record,
Israel will likely face either Brazil again or Great Britain on Sunday for a spot in the finals. Israel has never before qualified.
One bright spot for Israel was that wide receiver Daniel Eastman made the men’s All-Tournament Team.
The winner of Sunday's final in the round-robin qualifying event in Coney Island will travel to Seoul in March to join hosts South Korea, the Netherlands and Taiwan in Pool B of the premier international competition.
Nikita Ben-Ami the ladies’ division and Amos Aharoni the super seniors in the 2016 Club Championships at the Gaash Golf Club this week.
After bronze-medalist swimmer Inbal Pezaro came in fifth in her final race, this is Israel's most modest harvest in the history of the Games.
Pezaro, 29, who reached the finals in all five of her individual events in Rio, scaled the podium after clocking 3:38.20 minutes in the event.
Many people won't be aware of Beitar Givat Ze'ev, a small club that plays its games in the Israeli third division. But it could be why Israel is kicked out of the World Cup and all international soccer competitions next month.
Kremer, a pitcher from Stockton, California, was a 14th round draft pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers in June, while Lipitz, born and raised in Israel, plays semipro ball in Brooklyn.