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.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Israeli forces fire on Palestinians in northern Gaza, shoot 20-year-old gathering gravel

Ma’an - Israeli forces on Sunday opened fire on Palestinians working in northern Gaza near the border with Israel, medics said.

Gaza medical services spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya said a 20-year-old identified as MH sustained a gunshot wound and was transferred to hospital.

He was collecting gravel near the border, the official said. Workers in Gaza frequently head to the border area to collect gravel and other construction scraps to make into cement.Read more