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, May 30, 2011

Israeli army bulldozes agricultural lands in Bethlehem

Wafa– Israeli army Monday bulldozed Palestinian agricultural lands in al-Ma'sara village and Al Khader town, south of Bethlehem to expand streets that leads to Efrat settlement nearby.

The Popular Committee against the Wall and settlement in Bethlehem spokesman, Mohammad Brijeh, said that Palestinian land owners confronted the Israeli forces and managed to shut the bulldozers down, but not before bulldozing ten donums of a vineyard, resulting in the destruction of tens of trees. Read more