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, June 6, 2011

Ban condemns actions on Golan ‘intended to provoke violence’

Wafa– United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned what he described as “use of violence and all actions intended to provoke violence” on the Syrian borders with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, according to a statement distributed Monday.

Israeli soldiers based on the borders with Syria opened fire at Palestinian and Syrian protesters who gathered on the Syrian side of the fence on Sunday to mark the anniversary of the June 1967 war and what Palestinians call the Naksa, or setback, killing at least 23 protesters and wounding hundreds others.

“The Secretary General has been following with deep concern today's (Sunday’s) events in the area of separation on the occupied Syrian Golan, including reports of efforts to cross the Israeli technical fence and an unconfirmed number of civilian casualties from live IDF (Israel Defense Forces) fire,” said Ban in the statement. Read more