The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, July 28
From the cabinet's vote in favor of releasing 104 Palestinians from Israeli prisons, to an 18-place jump in Israel's ranking at the mathematical Olympiad, Haaretz brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.
The Israeli cabinet approved the release of 104 Palestinians within the framework of renewed negotiations for peace, and voted that any peace deal must be brought for national referendum. Haaretz covered the morning's events with a live blog.
Earlier, Amira Hass explained that for Palestinians, releasing Israeli-Arab prisoners jailed for more than 20 years is key for securing a peace deal, because it proves the two sides are able to put the past behind them and ready the ground for an agreement.
An Israeli company is using social media to return property lost in the Holocaust. MyHeritage runs a program that matches names on the Claims Conference list of properties confiscated by the Nazis with those of online family trees, and notifies descendants.
Israel achieved an unprecedented advance in the International Mathematical Olympiad on Saturday, rising 18 places since last year, to rank 13th in the world. Some 600 contestants took part in the Olympiad, which included contestants from 103 countries.
The United States urged Egypt to pull "back from the brink" after security forces killed at least 65 of supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi on Saturday in Cairo. Meanwhile, backers and opponents of the ousted Islamist president clashed overnight in Port Said, leaving 15 hurt.
Sources within the opposition to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime reported that Israeli air force planes struck a Syrian army base in the Quneitra area, east of Israel's Golan Heights border overnight Friday. According to the reports, the attacks targeted a convoy of rocket launchers heading to the Shiite Hezbollah militia in Lebanon.
A Knesset report shows that Israel's Treasury makes massive budget changes with little oversight. In 2012, some 10,110 changes were made to the national budget, totaling NIS 29.8 billion, or 10.5% of the original budget – 45 percent more than the number of changes made in 2005.
An Israeli invention is giving the blind a way to "see" faces. OrCam, a tiny wearable computer, uses audio feedback to relay visual information. It can even help the visually impaired read.
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