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Israel says 2 rockets from Syria strike Golan Heights
JERUSALEM (AP) -- At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the military said....

UN says no new polio cases reported in Syria for past year
BEIRUT (AP) -- In a rare success amid Syria's civil war, the United Nation's World Health Organization says there hasn't been a new polio case reported in the war-torn country for the past year....

UN agency halts aid to Gaza war victims over lack of funds
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A United Nations agency says it suspended an aid program for Gaza residents displaced in last summer's Israel-Hamas war because of a large shortfall in funds from donor countries....

Iran sends warning to Israel via US officials
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting the country has sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike....

Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union
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HAIFA, Israel (AP) -- Israel's Arab political parties are banding together under one ticket for the first time ever ahead of national elections in March, hoping to boost turnout and help unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....

Study: Germans have skeptical view of Israel
BERLIN (AP) -- Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, some 58 percent of Germans say the past should be consigned to history, while three-quarters of Israelis reject the idea of putting the past behind them....

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....