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.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

US Lawmakers say Israeli settlements impede peace process

Wafa– A delegation of five US Congress representatives Tuesday criticized Israeli settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory describing the settlements as an impediment to peace.

Speaking after meeting Foreign Minister Riyad Malki in Ramallah, Congressman John Yarmouth said “the settlement policy is an impediment to the peace process and to negotiations,” urging Israel to “follow a different perspective.”

He called on Palestinians and Israelis to resume negotiations, stressing that the two sides should not put pre-conditions for resumption of negotiations.

Congressman Steve Cohen said the visit aimed to accelerate the peace process. He encouraged both Israelis and Palestinians to take actions, resume negotiations and give peace a chance. Read more