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

Medics: Settlers attack Palestinian man

Maan News Agency - A Palestinian man was hospitalized Saturday after he was attacked by a group of settlers in Nablus, medics said.

Mahmoud Rashad Atallah, 30, was driving near the illegal Yitzhar settlement when settlers obstructed his car and assaulted him.

Attallah sustained injuries to his head and chest and was taken by ambulance to Rafedia hospital, medics from the Palestinian Red Crescent said.

On Friday, 35-year-old Talal Ad-Dmeidi was beaten with sticks by settlers in the same area.

A day earlier, masked settlers attacked two Palestinian constructions workers and an Israeli security guard with knives, pipes and pepper spray at Shilo settlement in Nablus.

Settler violence has escalated in the northern West Bank since Israeli officials blamed Palestinians for the murders of five Israelis in Itamar settlement last weekend...
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