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.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fox commentator and presidential candidate Huckabee to visit Israel, following Romney; supports illegal Jewish-only settlements

JTA - Mike Huckabee is the second likely Republican candidate for U.S. president to visit Israel this month.

Huckabee, who was to arrive Sunday on his 15th visit to Israel, is expected to announce his candidacy for the 2012 nomination this summer, according to reports. His visit follows one earlier in the month by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, another expected contender for the GOP nod.

Both fell short in their bids for the 2008 nomination.

Huckabee will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and is scheduled to tour eastern Jerusalem with Ateret Cohanim, an organization that works to settle Jewish families in eastern Jerusalem [which is Palestinnian territory. These settlements are illegal]. On Tuesday, Huckabee's itinerary includes a tour of the West Bank with the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. [Will he visit with any Palestinians, including Palestinian Christians?]

Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and now a Fox News commentator, supports Jewish settlement in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank.  Read more