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 18, 2011

Settlers attack Palestinian taxi driver

Maan News Agency - A Palestinian taxi driver said a group of settlers attacked his car on Friday in Salfit in the northern West Bank.

Fathallah Issa Bozeh, 45, told Ma'an that settlers threw rocks at his taxi and smashed the windscreen at Za'tara junction.

Bozeh said he informed Israeli forces at a nearby checkpoint and they told him to leave the area.

The attack comes amid an escalation in violent attacks by settlers against Palestinians in the northern West Bank. Several settler groups have vowed revenge for the murder of five Israelis in Itamar settlement.

Israeli officials have blamed Palestinians for the killings, but no suspects have been identified and no factions have claimed responsibility...
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