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.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Israeli Forces Kidnap Three Children in Palestinian Village

IMEMC - Israeli soldiers kidnapped on Wednesday four Palestinian children in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after claiming that they were standing near the Annexation Wall.

Eyewitnesses reported that soldiers kidnapped Jamal Atef Al Khatib, 14, Mahmoud Samara, 16, and Ammar Raed Al Khatib, 13, the Maan News Agency reported.

Bil’in is a leading village in its creative nonviolent resistance against the Annexation Wall Israel is building on Palestinian lands and orchards, and against settlements.

Since 2005,It’s weekly nonviolent protests, against the wall and settlements have been organized every Friday with the participation of Israeli and International peace activists.
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