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.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Israeli troops target Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

IMEMC - …Israeli troops targeted Palestinian homes in [Silwan area of East Jerusalem], throwing tear gas canisters inside them. Israeli troops were also stationed in the Ein Silwan area on the outskirts of Wadi Hilweh.

A large number of residents, including many children and several pregnant women have suffered the ill effects of tear gas inhalation. In some cases, some of the pregnant women residents have lost their unborn babies due to the toxic fumes.

A vast number of tear gas canisters have also been fired directly inside Palestinian homes, sparking fires in two homes... Read more

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