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, February 6, 2011

Israeli forces detain 3 minors, sound bombs break arm of 16-year-old girl

Maan News Agency- A child and two minors were detained in separate incidents Sunday, as Israeli forces continued to patrol the town of Beit Ummar north of Hebron.

Local activist Ahmad Ikhleil was said to have come to the aid of three cousins from the Abu Maria family, who were returning from farm lands just outside of the village, when Israeli forces began shooting sound-bombs at them.

Arriving on the scene after he heard the sound of the stun-grenades, Ikhleil was hit in the head with one of the devices, while 16-year-old Ala Ibrahim Abed Al-Hamid Abu Maria sustained fractures to her arm. Both were transferred to hospital in Hebron for treatment, medics said... Read More