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.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Israeli military forces raid Palestinian West Bank town, detain 3 Palestinians, beat mother

Ma’an -- Israeli forces detained three Palestinian men on Wednesday from the southern West Bank town of Beit Ummar north of Hebron after ransacking their homes.

Popular committees spokesman Muhammad Awad said soldiers ransacked the home of Ali Ayyad Awad, beating him and his wife Amina before detaining their son Ahmad, 18.

Ahmad suffers from thalassemia, a blood disorder, Ayad noted.
The other two were identified as Muhammad Ali Abu Ayyash, 25, and Wasim Jamal Bahar, 16.

Also Wednesday, soldiers denied worshipers entry to the Ibrahimi Mosque, he added.