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Briton, Israeli, German among student Oscar winners

Young filmmakers from Briton, Germany and Israel were announced Friday as winners of student Academy Awards, along with 12 laureates from American universities, who will get their prizes next month.

Briton, Israeli, German among student Oscar winners
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Israel ex-PM Olmert gets 6 years jail for bribery

A Tel Aviv court on Tuesday sentenced Israeli ex-premier Ehud Olmert to six years in prison for accepting bribes linked to a major property development in Jerusalem, media reports said.

Israel ex-PM Olmert gets 6 years jail for bribery
Wounded Kharkiv mayor flown to Israel for treatment
Wounded Kharkiv mayor flown to Israel for treatment

The mayor of Kharkiv, who was left in critical condition after being shot in the back by an unknown assailant, has been flown to Israel for treatment, local officials said.

Wounded Kharkiv mayor flown to Israel for treatment
Israel okayed nearly 14,000 settler homes during talks: NGO
Israel okayed nearly 14,000 settler homes during talks: NGO

Israel approved plans for nearly 14,000 new settler homes during the nine months of peace talks with the Palestinians, an Israeli settlement watchdog said Tuesday as the negotiation period formally ended.

Israel okayed nearly 14,000 settler homes during talks: NGO
Vandals leave anti-Arab grafitti on Israel mosque
Vandals leave anti-Arab grafitti on Israel mosque

Vandals left anti-Arab graffiti on a mosque in northern Israel overnight and damaged a door on the building, police said.

Vandals leave anti-Arab grafitti on Israel mosque
Israeli crime boss found shot dead
Israeli crime boss found shot dead

Prominent Israeli crime boss Charlie Abutbul was found dead on Thursday at his home near Tel Aviv, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, public radio said.

Israeli crime boss found shot dead
Carla Bruni 'crazy about Israel' ahead of Tel Aviv show
Carla Bruni 'crazy about Israel' ahead of Tel Aviv show

France's former first lady Carla Bruni declared herself "crazy about Israel" and talked about Jewish family ties in an interview published by an Israeli daily.

Carla Bruni 'crazy about Israel' ahead of Tel Aviv show
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New Israeli spy satellite enters orbit: defence ministry

A new Israeli spy satellite entered orbit early Thursday, the defence ministry said, boosting the Jewish state's ability to monitor arch-foe Iran.

New Israeli spy satellite enters orbit: defence ministry
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Israel strikes in Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli warplanes attacked several sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip Sunday, sources on both sides said, hours after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave hit the Jewish state.

Israel strikes in Gaza after rocket attack
Israel hands Palestinians proposal to extend peace talks
Israel hands Palestinians proposal to extend peace talks

Israel on Sunday handed the Palestinians a proposal aimed at extending peace talks beyond an April 29 deadline, as efforts to salvage the negotiations came to a head.

Israel hands Palestinians proposal to extend peace talks
Chechen president dedicates Israel's biggest mosque
Chechen president dedicates Israel's biggest mosque

The head of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, inaugurated Sunday Israel's largest mosque, in a village near Jerusalem whose inhabitants claim descent from Muslim migrants from the Caucasus.

Chechen president dedicates Israel's biggest mosque
Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack
Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack

Israel launched air raids against Syrian army positions early Wednesday and issued a stark warning to Damascus just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan Heights wounded four of its soldiers.

Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack
US actress Johansson defends SodaStream work
US actress Johansson defends SodaStream work

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson on Sunday defended her decision to quit as an Oxfam ambassador after she faced criticism for working for a firm operating in an Israeli settlement.

US actress Johansson defends SodaStream work
Israeli warplanes strike back over Gaza rocket salvo
Israeli warplanes strike back over Gaza rocket salvo

Israeli warplanes pounded 29 Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip Thursday night in response to heavy Palestinian rocket fire into the Jewish state earlier.

Israeli warplanes strike back over Gaza rocket salvo
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Israeli Embassy in Kazakhstan on strike

The Israel Embassy in Kazakhstan has suspended its work from March 5, 2014 because of the strike that resulted from a lengthly labor dispute with the Israeli Ministry of Finance.

Israeli Embassy in Kazakhstan on strike
Seized 'Iran weapons ship' to be brought to Israel Saturday
Seized 'Iran weapons ship' to be brought to Israel Saturday

A ship Israel said was carrying advanced rockets bound for Gaza from Iran will be brought into port Saturday after being intercepted by Israeli naval forces.

Seized 'Iran weapons ship' to be brought to Israel Saturday
Obama to seek Netanyahu backing for peace framework
Obama to seek Netanyahu backing for peace framework

President Barack Obama will Monday try to cajole Benjamin Netanyahu to accept a US framework for final peace talks with the Palestinians, but the Israeli leader is vowing to resist all "pressures."

Obama to seek Netanyahu backing for peace framework
Merkel in Israel to discuss Iran, peace talks
Merkel in Israel to discuss Iran, peace talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Israel to discuss nuclear talks with Iran and to encourage Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reach a two-state solution with the Palestinians.

Merkel in Israel to discuss Iran, peace talks
Nursultan Nazarbayev meets former Israeli Prime-Minister
Nursultan Nazarbayev meets former Israeli Prime-Minister

The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a meeting with the former Israeli Prime-Minister Ehud Barak.

Nursultan Nazarbayev meets former Israeli Prime-Minister
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Sound-based login startup joins Google tech chorus

An Israel-based startup specializing in using sounds instead of passwords for logging in said Monday it has been bought by Google.

Sound-based login startup joins Google tech chorus