Palestinian Territories

Palestinian Militants Kill 4 in Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prayers as Israeli rescue workers clean the scene of a shooting attack in a Synagogue in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

JERUSALEM — Two Palestinian cousins stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers with meat cleavers and a gun during morning prayers and killing four people before they were shot dead by police. The attack, the deadliest in Jerusalem in six years, ratcheted up fears of sustained violence in the city, which is already on edge... more

Vets, Families, Sue Six Banks Claiming They Helped Iran Fund Terror

In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 file photo, a member of Iraq's Hezbollah Brigade holds their flag during an operation outside Amirli, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo, File)

More than 200 veterans and their families have filed a lawsuit against six international banks, accusing them of helping Iran transfer millions of dollars to militant groups that targeted and killed U.S. soldiers during the Iraq war. The suit, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, alleges that the banks helped Iran move billions of dollars... more

Israel's Netanyahu Vows to Refute Gaza 'Lies'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Israel on Sunday en route to the United Nations in New York, saying he will refute "all of the lies directed at us" with regard to Israel's recently concluded war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Netanyahu's comments come after Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas charged that Israel had commi... more

Hamas Suspects in Slaying of Israeli Teens Killed

Israeli teens

JERUSALEM — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer. The deaths of the two suspects, identified by the Israeli military as ... more

Dozens of Israeli Intel Soldiers Refuse to Serve

Israeli soldiers patrol during clashes with Palestinians as troops search for three missing Israeli teens and look to dismantle the Islamic militant group, Hamas (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)

JERUSALEM — Dozens of reserve soldiers from an elite Israeli intelligence unit publicly declared Friday that they are refusing to operate in the Palestinian territories, citing moral reasons. Soldiers from Unit 8200 — Israel's equivalent of the eavesdropping, code-breaking U.S. National Security Agency — aired their grievances in the Yediot Ahr... more

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