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.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

In Solidarity with Egypt, Fifty Gather in Bethlehem's Nativity Square

Palestine News Network - As Egypt entered its twelfth day of unprecedented protests against President Hosni Mubarak, Palestinians gathered in solidarity in Bethlehem’s Nativity Square, chanting “March, march, Arab peoples, for change.”

The protest was organized by human rights activist Dr. Mazen Qumsiyeh, author of the book “Popular Struggle in Palestine,” and coincided with others in Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Gaza. After between 50 and 60 protesters had gathered, flying Egyptian and Palestinian flags in Nativity Square—typically crowded only around Christmas—the group marched toward the marketplace, only to be stopped by local police...
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