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, June 8, 2011

Aid association says Israeli restrictions hamper development

Wafa- The Israeli government must remove movement and access restrictions which impede the work of humanitarian and development agencies in all areas of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, Wednesday said a coalition of development agencies.

The Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA), representing 84 international humanitarian and development agencies working in the Palestinian territory, said in a report “that civilian population must be allowed to enjoy basic rights guaranteed in international law, including the right to freedom of m and choice of residence, the right to an adequate standard of living, adequate housing, and access to education and healthcare.”

It described the situation in the Palestinian Territory as “increasingly difficult humanitarian conditions … particularly in those areas most affected by restrictions on movement and access.” Read more