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.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Israeli march breaks into violence on Jerusalem Day

Ma’an- In the first Israeli "Jerusalem Day" rally to go through the heart of Palestinian East Jerusalem, marchers chanted "death to the Arabs" and lobbed vegetables at Palestinians.

Wednesday’s march saw 40, 000 Israelis, mainly young men, wearing white and blue in the colors of the Israeli flag, and flooding toward flashpoint neighborhood Sheikh Jarrah, where they continued to the Jewish-revered Western Wall inside Jerusalem’s Old City.

The annual event, which celebrates the capture of Palestinian Jerusalem in 1967, usually passes through West Jerusalem, and its re-routing saw 3,000 Israeli police deployed to avert violence, the force’s spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. Read more