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Israel's Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef (L) and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau.

Israel's rabbinate is more irrelevant than ever

The rabbinate has become increasingly loathed even in its 'home court' – consisting of religious Jews both in Israel and abroad.

An Israeli naval vessel in the Mediterranean sea, 2015.

Israeli media shows only half the picture in Gaza

Reporting on rocket fire from Gaza into Israel regularly omits mention of Israeli use of force against the coastal strip. Is it any wonder that Israelis perceive Gazans as motivated by pure evil?

Girlfriend of Israeli soldier Tal Yifrah mourns as his comrades carry his coffin. July 22, 2014.

Have Israelis really moved on from last year's war?

SPECIAL MULTIMEDIA PROJECT: Conventional wisdom is that Israelis showed enormous resilience during last year's Gaza war – but many are belatedly showing symptoms of trauma.

Revolutionary Guards - AP - May 23, 2012

Jordan reveals arrest of Iranian operative

On eve of nuclear deal, government-owned daily reports suspected Quds Force member arrested two weeks ago in possession of powerful explosives.