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Israeli premier says he'll go 'anywhere' to warn about Iran
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's premier says he will go "anywhere" he is invited to speak about the country's stance regarding Iran's nuclear program....

Official says 8 Lebanese troops killed fighting militants
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BEIRUT (AP) -- A Lebanese military official says a daylong battle with Syria-based militants near the border has killed eight soldiers....

70 years after Auschwitz liberation, a survivor remembers
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Marta Wise was ill and emaciated when she heard the distant sound of soldiers marching toward Auschwitz. The 10-year-old Slovakian Jew assumed it was German troops coming to get her but once she saw the red stars on their uniforms she realized they were Russian. Her nightmare was over. She was liberated....

Correction: Lebanon-Syrian Refugees story
BEIRUT (AP) -- In a story Jan. 20 about the flow of Syrian refugees into Lebanon, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted the U.N. refugee agency's representative in Lebanon as saying that the number of refugees registered by UNHCR in Lebanon dropped by 44 percent in 2014, compared to the previous year. She said the number increased by 44 percent in 2014 compared with the year before, despite the drop in recent months....

Israeli's 'magic' yarmulke made to protect Jews from attacks
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REHOVOT, Israel (AP) -- An Israeli barber has fashioned what he calls "magic" yarmulkes out of hair, designed to allow religious Jews to cover their heads without attracting unwanted attention from anti-Semites....

Israeli man under house arrest for leaked Madonna songs
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An aspiring singer who auditioned for Israel's top TV song competition was placed under house arrest Thursday on suspicion of hacking into international pop star Madonna's computer and stealing and selling unreleased songs, his lawyer said....

Iraqi Torah scroll makes mysterious journey to Jerusalem
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- A 200-year-old Torah scroll has taken an unusual and mysterious journey from Baghdad to Jerusalem, where it was greeted with candies and song in a jubilant dedication ceremony Thursday....

Prisoners coordinated attacks from notorious Lebanese jail
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ROUMIEH, Lebanon (AP) -- For years, Islamist prisoners of a Lebanese jail connected with fellow militants on the outside through smartphones and computers purchased from guards, operating freely in door-less cells of a notorious jail overlooking the seaside capital of Beirut as the country was struck by deadly bombings....

Israeli premier accepts Boehner invite to speak to Congress
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister says he has accepted House of Representatives leader John Boehner's invitation to address the U.S. Congress....

White House: Boehner invite to Netanyahu breach of protocol
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) -- The White House says House Speaker John Boehner's invitation for Israel's prime minister to come to Washington is a breach of normal diplomatic protocol....