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, February 7, 2011

Gaza Justice minister asks U.N. to follow up on the Goldstone Report

Maan News Agency - Gaza Minister of Justice Mohammed Faraj Al-Ghoul reportedly sent a letter to UN officials last week, asking why the international body had failed to follow-up on local efforts to respond to allegations outlined in the Goldstone report.

According to a Monday report by the Hamas-affiliated Palestine Information Center, Al-Ghoul wrote that "Despite the Palestinian government's commitment to follow the report's recommendations ... authorities in Gaza have not received any response or comments" on a series of documents sent to the UN Human Rights Council.

In Justice Richard Goldstone's report, which investigated reports of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during Israel's Operation Cast Lead in December 2008 to January 2009, UN experts found evidence of the crimes and recommended that both Israel and Palestine set up internal commissions to bring justice. If the nations were unable to conduct impartial inquiries, his report recommended that the issue be transferred to the International Criminal Court...
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