30,000 troops, volunteers and tribal fighters are taking part in the offensive on the city, held by Islamic State since last June.
Five must-read pieces on Netanyahu's Congress speech
The day after Netanyahu's highly anticipated address to Congress, Haaretz analysts weigh in on potential ramifications of the speech on the Israeli election and impending Iran nuclear deal.
In the sixth part of a series on the Jewish future in Europe, many French Jews in Paris are struggling to be seen as special and in need of protection.
From street demonstrations to online campaigns, LGBT activists – and the issues that concern them – are playing a larger role in Israeli politics than ever before.