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Mar 23, 2016, 9:15 PM
Government teeters over cabinet Purim costumes
Cabinet members clashed on Sunday in a heated row over fancy dress costumes worn to the weekly government meeting after some ultra-Orthodox ministers complained that Education Minister Naftali Bennett's Superman outfit was immodest. Health Minister Yackov Litzman, of the ultra-Orthodox United...
Mar 2, 2015, 11:25 PM
Netanyahu’s speech props cause row at Congress
A last minute confrontation on Monday threatened to scupper Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plans to address Congress after a clash between members of his entourage and security officials at the Capitol building over the bag of tricks the premier...
Jan 1, 2015, 1:59 PM
Oh, what a year it was
Looking back, 2014 was a year full of ups and downs for Israel. Peace talks ended early, war came too soon, a new president took office, and the government coalition split apart like a pair of cheap pants revealing dirty...
Dec 17, 2014, 8:15 PM
The complex Oedipus of Israeli politics
It was a glorious Jerusalem day, the bright sun taking the edge off the sharp chill in the winter air as I made my way through a local park. Along one of the more secluded paths, amid the earthy scent of...
Sep 9, 2014, 5:06 PM
Community divided after rabbi uses F-word
An ultra-Orthodox community in New York has been left deeply divided after its rabbi uttered an expletive during a synagogue event, with some calling for his removal as spiritual leader. Members of the Torah Haim synagogue, located in Borough Park,...
Jul 29, 2014, 6:35 PM
Kerry: New meaning of ‘ceasefire’ can solve Gaza crisis
US Secretary of State John Kerry offered an alternative definition for the word 'ceasefire' as a way to resolve international concerns over the conflict in the Gaza Strip. "I though to myself if the problem is we can't get an...
Jul 27, 2014, 7:32 PM
False Facebook post leads to IDF withdrawal from Gaza
IDF forces withdrew completely from the Gaza Strip on Sunday after incorrect rumors that the army had been ordered out circulated on Facebook. Troops hastily returned to their positions when IDF command became aware of the error and issued orders...
Jul 24, 2014, 9:58 PM
IDF soldiers ‘bombarded’ with women’s underwear
IDF soldiers serving on the front lines in and around the Gaza Strip have been struggling under a barrage of parcels containing thousands of pairs of ladies' underwear after a call to contribute to the war effort was widely...
Oct 30, 2013, 12:03 AM
Talking the talk
Earlier this week a fresh round of talks kicked off in Vienna between Iran and world powers. There's a lot at stake and, apparently, a lot to talk about. The news on Monday morning could be summed up like this: An...
Aug 27, 2013, 4:41 PM
A ram, the Duchess, and me
As Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, approaches I am reminded of how the Duchess of Cambridge last year saved me from making a dreadful faux pas during this holy festival. Unbelievable as that may seem, this is how...
When he isn't writing outlandish blog posts just for fun, Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.