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.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Israel court decides to turn Palestinian graveyard into Jewish garden

Palestinian Information Center - An Israeli court decided to convert part of the Palestinian graveyard, Bab Al-Rahma, in occupied Jerusalem into a biblical garden and prevent the Muslim Palestinians from burying their dead there.

This decision was taken after an extremist Jewish settler called Arie King filed a petition with the Israeli court claiming that part of this Islamic graveyard, near the Aqsa Mosque, was in the past a biblical Jewish garden.

Pressures from Zionist right-wing parties, the societies of Elad and Ateret Cohanim and the bureau of defending Zionist antiquities also contributed to this court decision.

Director of the Islamic waqf (endowments) in Jerusalem Sheikh Azzam Khatib reported that the Israeli police installed a number of surveillance cameras on the wall of Jerusalem’s old city, especially at the entrance to the graveyards of Rahma and Yusufiya.

Sheikh Khatib added that the camera used to prevent the Palestinians from burying their dead in the graveyards...
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