Studies show that US coverage is Israeli-centric. The main bureaus for CNN, Associated Press, Time, etc. are located in Israel and often staffed by Israelis. The son of the NY Times bureau chief is in the Israeli army;"pundit" Jeffrey Goldberg served in the IDF; Wolf Blitzer worked for AIPAC. Because the U.S. gives Israel over $8 million/day - more than to any other nation - we feel it is essential that we be fully informed on this region. Below are news reports to augment mainstream coverage.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Israeli soldiers use tear gas to suppress anti-wall protests in the West Bank

PNN – Anti-wall protests were reported on Friday at the village of Nil’in and al Nabi Saleh in central West Bank, in addition to al Ma’ssara in the south.

Israeli and international supporters joined the villagers at all three locations. The protests started shortly after the midday prayers.

In the village of Al Ma’ssara, protesters were stopped by the army at the village entrance before they reached the lands taken by Israel from the village to build the wall. Soldiers then used tear gas to force people back to the village. Read more