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

Palestinian Prisoners' Society: "Prisoners Denied Basic Needs"

Maan News Agency - Palestinian detainees held in Israel's Etzion prison near Bethlehem are denied basic needs, Palestinian Prisoners' Society lawyer said Sunday.

The lawyer said Israeli authorities refused to allow the organization to bring blankets, clothing or food to detainees.

He said the prisoners were considering starting a hunger strike in protest at conditions in the facility.
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