Israel blocks witness in US anti-terrorism case
The Israeli government is prohibiting a former security official from testifying in an anti-terrorism case in an American court, drawing accusations from victims of Palestinian violence that it is bowing to pressure from China.


The government filed a petition to an American federal court to block the testimony of the former official, who could have tipped the scales. The case was filed by families of victims of suicide bombers who accuse the Bank of China of facilitating terrorist funding via accounts in the US. (AP)