Men and women competed separately in Eilat this month, raising questions about the need for a gender divide.
David Blatt, 53, is considered Russia's best post-Soviet coach. His squad stormed to a gold medal in the 2007 European Championships in Spain with a win over the hosts.
The leader of Svoboda, which won 9 percent of the votes for parliament, rejects claims that his party hates foreigners: ‘There could be nationalistic parties in Israel as well.’
Svoboda party to be well-represented in Ukraine's parliament after winning 12.3 percent of the vote.
Hapoel Tel Aviv, Kiryat Shmona both lose.
Meir Dagan was secretly operated on five days ago; procedure itself was apparently successful, but complications set in following the operation.
Don't expect the Russians to try to decide the fate of the World Cup qualifier game early on in a full frontal assault with spears unleashed.
Hapoel Tel Aviv, which progressed to the group stages thanks to a 7-1 aggregate win over Luxembourg side Dudelange, was drawn in Group 2, alongside last season's winner, Atletico Madrid, which also crushed Chelsea 4-1 in the Super Cup on Friday.
Champion plays first leg of playoff Wednesday night in Minsk.
Bnei Yehuda's opponent in the third qualifying round will be PAOK.
Perhaps he was tired, but Putin looked rather apathetic during the dinner later at the President's Residence.
Speaking at joint press conference with Netanyahu, Russian leader says Israel-Russia ties based on 'deep friendship'; PM: Israel, Palestinians must resume peace talks.
Deputy world chess champ won't be living like a king, despite performance in Moscow.
Giorgi Shermadini (2.16m) began his career with Maccabi Tbilisi
Boris Gelfand claims he was unaware of 'extend of interest in the match in Israel;' hopes coverage will generate momentum for Israeli chess.
Tournament heightens interest in the game of chess, so much so that the Israeli Chess Association's servers couldn't handle the traffic.
At the end of a tournament that ended with a score tied 6-6, Gelfand loses to defending champion Anand of India in four-round tie-breaker.
This will be just the second time that the World Championship has been decided in the chess equivalent of overtime.
Championship will be decided in rapid games said to be Anand's strength.
Score between Israeli Boris Gelfand and Viswanathan Anand of India stands at 5.5:5.5; last classic chess game scheduled for Monday.
After the game ended in a draw, it is likely that a winner will be crowned through a tiebreaker match.
With four games left and the match tied again, Gelfand will have to draw another rabbit out of his hat to restore his advantage.
Unbelievable mistake leads to loss for the Israeli, score set at an even 4-4 in the battle for the crown of World Chess Champion.
Gelfand finally wins match against defending champion Viswanathan Anand in world chess championship showdown.
Boris Gelfand succeeded in breaking the 3-3 tie in seventh game of World Chess Championship in Moscow; Last time the Israeli beat his Indian rival was 19 years ago.
Two robots battle to be "First Absolute World Chess Blitz Champion," while the Israeli Gelfand and the Indian Anand continue to draw at world championship.
Gelfand's play shows preparation and daring, while champion Anand seems a bit burned out.
Mikhail Gorbachev, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov, and Arkady Dvorkovich, the assistant to the Russian president, were all in attendance.
Israeli Boris Gelfand still holding his own against favored champ.