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, March 25, 2011

Israel breaks up anti-wall protests across West Bank

Maan News Agency - Israeli forces used tear-gas to break up anti-wall protests in villages across the West Bank on Friday.

Undeterred by the rain, demonstrators focused on Palestinian national unity as well as an end to Israel's occupation.

Hunger strikers from the March 15 youth movement left Ramallah's Manara square to join the protest in Bil'in, where this week's slogan was "End the division and the occupation."

Villagers, local and international activists marched to the site of the wall, carrying Palestinian flags and posters of Jawaher Abu Rahma and her brother Bassem. Jawaher died on January 1 after inhaling massive amounts of tear gas at a demonstration in Bil'in the day before. Bassem was killed at a protest in the village in 2009, when an Israeli soldier fired a high-velocity tear gas grenade into his chest.

Israeli forces were waiting at the wall, and fired tear gas grenades, rubber-coated steel bullets, sound bombs and a chemical liquid at the demonstrators...
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