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, July 5, 2011

Israeli government to build hundreds more Settlement units

Wafa– The Israeli government has decided to build hundreds of new residential units in illegal settlements throughout the West Bank, according to Israeli TV Channel 10 on Sunday.

Israeli TV said the Ministry of Housing will soon issue bids to build hundreds of additional housing units in Bitar Elite, Karnei Shomron, Gush Etzion, Ariel, Kiryat Sefer and Ma’ale Adumim settlements in the West Bank.

According to the channel, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak was behind this settlement-building decision before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reduced his authority in matters relating to settlement activity.

A spokesman from the Israeli Ministry of Housing said the Defense Ministry approved the additional building in the settlements after the attack on Itamar settlement last March. Read more