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 12, 2011

Israeli army storms village, detains dozens

Maan News Agency - Israeli forces stormed the northern West Bank village of Awarta early Saturday, hours after the killing of five Israelis from one family in the Itamar settlement less than a half-kilometer away.

Israeli forces surrounded the village’s cemetery searching for suspects and imposed a curfew.

Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces started house-to-house inspections in the village. Homes of relatives of two Palestinians, killed a few months ago near Itamar, were stormed, according to locals...

Israel's military besieged other areas in the northern West Bank after the apparent attack, closing checkpoints and initiating aggressive searches with police dogs and helicopters.

Military checkpoints which had been evacuated in recent months were erected again. Soldiers reoccupied the Huwwara post south of Nablus, the Taneib checkpoint to the west, and Al-Badhan in the north.

Flying checkpoints were also set up after the attack. Locals said all Palestinians who attempted to cross in or out of Nablus were searched and sent back after the army declared the region a closed military zone...
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