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.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Settlers vandalize West Bank village, chop down trees

Maan News Agency - Villagers said ultra-orthodox settlers chopped down dozens of fruit trees in fields belonging to a Palestinian farmer from the southern West Bank village of Husan, in the latest incident of apparent settler vandalism.

Jabir Taha Hamamra told Ma’an that he was surprised Monday morning when he walked into his fields to discover dozens of trees had been chopped down.

"I was in the fields on Thursday, and they were all fine," he said, pointing to the adjacent settlement of Betar Illit, "but I did notice that there were military vehicles in the area."

He took little notice, however, saying "there are military patrols almost every day," but then wondered if the patrols were in the area because of the settler activity.

Hamamra said 25 olive trees, two almond trees, one fig tree, and four walnut trees were destroyed by vandals...
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