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.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

VIDEO: Israeli guard shoots, injures peaceful protester on Palestinian land

Ma’an -- A security guard at an Israeli quarry in the occupied West Bank opened fire at Palestinians Saturday, activists said.

Locals said one person from Budros was moderately injured by shrapnel. The hurt person was not immediately identified.

The Palestinians were holding a peaceful rally west of Ramallah when the guard opened fire near the factory, which was built on Palestinian land.

A convoy of Israeli soldiers arrived and fired tear gas at the protesters.

Thousands of dunnums of Palestinian land have been confiscated from Ni’lin, Shuqba and Qibya by the quarry, which is owned by a retired Israeli military officer, the activists said.