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.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Israeli army kidnaps former detainees Minister

IMEMC- Israeli soldiers kidnapped on Friday at dawn former Minister of Detainees, Wasfi Qabha, 50, after breaking into his home in the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

The Maan News Agency reported that the Hamas leader was cuffed and blindfolded before the soldiers took him to an unknown destination.

The army also fired live ammunition into the air after surrounding the neighborhood where Qabha lives. Read more