November 3, 2010 RSS feed / Mideast

Palestinian gambit for statehood puts Israel against wall

Analysis:

JERUSALEM—With talks at a stalemate and no agreement from the Israelis to reinstate a settlement freeze, the Palestinians are playing a new card: an end game to statehood through an appeal to the international community.   More...

Legislation gives Jerusalem priority

An Israeli Knesset committee advanced a bill that would give national priority to Jerusalem in areas such as housing construction and education. More...

Israeli students protest yeshiva bill

Israeli students are protesting a bill that would resume stipends for full-time yeshiva students.   More...

Israeli champ breaks record

CHESS

An Israeli chess grandmaster set a world record by playing 527 ranked players simultaneously and winning 87 percent of the matches. Alik Gershon, 30, of Herzliya completed the matches in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square.   More...

Soldiers blocked from social media

BITTER TWEET…

Israel’s army will block its soldiers’ access to social media sites while they are on base.   The soldiers would be barred from Facebook and Twitter, as well as gmail and Yahoo! More...

Jordanians want to keep out kipot

Israelis have been asked to leave their yarmulkes at the border when entering Jordan, an Israeli news site reported. More...