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.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Israel and the Military-Peace Nonprofit Complex

Passionate Attachment - In this well-researched piece by Michael Barker on the American taxpayer-funded “Military-Peace Nonprofit Complex,” the key role played by Israel partisans such as Max Kampelman, Peter Ackerman and Ronald Lauder is noteworthy. While Barker focuses mainly on former US ambassador Mark Palmer’s 2003 book “Breaking the Real Axis of Evil: How to Oust the World’s Last Dictators by 2025,” he notes that in the first line of the acknowledgements, Palmer writes:

“Peter Ackerman and Max Kampelman encouraged me to think through a strategy and tactics to achieve a 100 percent democratic world.”

Considering Lauder’s active participation in such prominent pro-Israel organizations as the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the World Jewish Congress and the Anti-Defamation League, the following comment is of particular interest in light of recent developments:

Last but not least, given his friendship with Ronald Lauder, it is interesting to note that Palmer is the chairman of SignalOne Media, an organization that “is creating independent commercial television stations in emerging markets — initially in the Middle East.”
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