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 9, 2011

Settlers Planning 200 Units in Sheikh Jarrah

IMEMC - Arieh King, founder and director of the Israel Land Fund, stated that within five to ten years 200 units for Jewish settlers will be built in the Palestinian neighborhood in Sheikh Jarrah, in occupied East Jerusalem...

Ahmad Son-Laban, a researcher specialized in settlement affairs at the Ir Amim Israeli Human Rights Group, stated that Sheikh Jarrah is facing nearly eight settlement plans that aim at increasing the number of settlers the neighborhood in order to create a Jewish majority.

He added that the local and regional construction committees at the Jerusalem municipality are planning to authorize plans for the construction of 326 new units in a number of areas in occupied East Jerusalem.

He added that Israel is also planning to construct nearly 350 units north of Sheikh Jarrah in addition to a religious school, a synagogue and a mall in the area.
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