The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline, October 12

From an investigation into the sources of Israeli campaign funding, to rising post-holiday food prices, Haaretz sums up the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World.

Haaretz has found that more than half of the contributions to politicians in the past two years - 53 percent of the NIS 13 million - came from people who live overseas, cannot vote in Israel and are not directly impacted by the elected officials' decisions.

A former United States government official says American authorities firmly believe that Iranian hackers, likely supported by the Tehran government, were responsible for recent cyber attacks against oil and gas companies in the Persian Gulf and that they appeared to be in retaliation for the latest round of U.S. sanctions against the country.

The influential Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto and his wife were arrested on Thursday, and were charged with attempting to bribe a police officer and money laundering.

Pro-Israel Americans should not trust President Obama when he says he stands by the Jewish state, American Jewish casino mogul Sheldon Adelson wrote in an Op-Ed for the JNS news service.

A survey of supermarkets conducted a day after Monday's Simhat Torah holiday, the final one of the season, found that prices were in fact as much as 24% higher than before the holidays. The check was done by comparison with prices in mid-September, before the Rosh Hashanah holiday, at branches of Super-Sol Deal, Mega Bool and Rami Levy.

Ninety-nine years after the Technion decided that classes would be taught in Hebrew rather than German, the heated debate that racked the Israel Institute of Technology has returned to Israeli academia. This time, though, the fight pits Hebrew against English.

The number of students applying to study medicine at Israel’s universities plunged 14.2% for the 2011-2012 academic year from a year earlier, leading a trend of falling university enrollments, according to figures from the Higher Education Council.

The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to promote peace and democracy in Europe, in the midst of the union's biggest crisis since its creation in the 1950s.