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.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Response to President Obama’s official statement on advancing Israel’s security and supporting peace

The Daily Censored - Deppen Webber- “As for Israel, our friendship is rooted deeply in a shared history and shared values. Our commitment to Israel’s security is unshakeable. And we will stand against attempts to single it out for criticism in international forums. But precisely because of our friendship, it’s important that we tell the truth: The status quo is unsustainable, and Israel too must act boldly to advance a lasting peace.”
President Barack Obama
May 19, 2011

The fundamental paucity of this markedly biased profession is the lack of concern for Palestinian security. Is it the position of the United States that Palestinian security is not a priority? The answer dolefully lies in the fact that there will not be a similar declaration dedicated to the safety of the non-Jews of Palestine ’48 by the Americans.

According to the CIA’s website, Israel has a $13B defense budget, nearly twice that of Iran, while the Palestinians have essentially no military possessing not a single tank or aircraft. Given the extreme disproportionality of each party’s ability to defend itself, the administration feels disposed to declare its allegiance to the most unlikely victim of aggression.

The recent numbers of civilian deaths reflecting the unbalance of this 63-year-old conflict are staggering, especially those tallying children. According to B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, in the past decade 1315 Palestinian minors were killed by Israeli forces, compared to 40 Israeli casualties under the age of 18. Read more