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.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Israeli Troops Arrest 13 West Bank Civilians

Palestine News Network - Thirteen Palestinian civilians were arrested during Israeli military invasions into West Bank communities on Tuesday at dawn.

Palestinian sources reported invasions and searches in village homes near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, as well as the central West Bank city of Ramallah and Qalqiliya in the North.

Among those arrested from the Bethlehem district were Ismail and Ibraheem Kawazbeh, both 18, and Ramzi Fanoon, 19.

In Jerusalem, Muhammad Sufyan, age unknown, was arrested during a night raid and taken in for interrogation at the Moskobiya police compound near the Old City. His family said the raid was "savage" and that Sufyan was not allowed to dress.
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