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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says settlements, occupation must end

Maan News Agency - UN chief Ban Ki-moon called Tuesday for an end to settlement construction, saying the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is “morally and politically unsustainable, and must end.”

In an opening address to a UN meeting in support of Middle East peace in Uruguay, the secretary-general called on Israel to ease its blockade of Gaza, halt settlement building, and reduce obstacles to Palestinian development.

“Time is of the essence in realizing the two-state solution,” he said.

“The status quo is untenable, particularly at a time when so many throughout the region are pursuing freedom and dignity through non-violence -- a reawakening also being felt among Palestinians,” the UN chief stated.

The official noted the importance of responding to “the Palestinian people’s legitimate call for reunification”, according to a report from the UN News Centre...
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