The Oscars will be presented in a ceremony in Los Angeles on April 26.
"Israel is the only country in the world that speaks Hebrew, and people all over the world saw this film in Hebrew and it touched their hearts."
Palestinian-British director Farah Nabulsi's short film The Present, starring Saleh Bakri, best known for The Band’s Visit, was also shortlisted in the Best Live-Action Short category.
Every year, in addition to the winners of the traditional Oscars, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces winners in various scientific and technical categories.
"I wanted to recognize the women who were not recognized for their incredible work this year in my subtle way."
Gal Gadot presents award for Best Song, along with Brie Larson and Sigourney Weaver.
With the Oscars just around the corner, which nominee should get a much-converted award?
The Oscars will be awarded on February 9 (February 10 at 3 a.m. in Israel) and will be broadcast live on YES.
In 2010, the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Israel named a new media center for Brauner. He reportedly called the recognition “the crowning achievement of my film career.”