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 24, 2011

Palestinian village council leader returns home after Israel held him two years without trial

Ma'an – Israel on Monday released Qibya village council leader Abdul Hafeth Gheithan after detaining him for almost two years without a trial, a detainees' center reported.

Israel's Ofer military court had refused to release the local official since his detention in 2010. He was never charged with any offense, the center added.

Gheithan has spent a total of six years in Israeli prisons.