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  • IDF band’s European tour takes nasty turn after Gaza operation

    November 21, 2012 | 1:02 pm

    As they prepared last week for their annual concert tour of Europe, members of the Israel Defense Forces band probably had little inkling of what was about to hit them.

    Within hours of their departure, their comrades began striking Gaza in retaliation for months of rocket fire...

  • Haredi politician’s failure to shake hands riles female Belgian minister

    May 23, 2012 | 2:22 pm

    Belgium’s health minister said she was “profoundly troubled” by the behavior of her Israeli counterpart, Yaakov Litzman, after the haredi Orthodox minister refused to shake her hand at a conference.

    Litzman, Israel’s deputy minister for health, belongs to the haredi Torah...