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 soldiers detain 300 citizens in June

PIC- The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) detained 300 Palestinians and foreign activists in the West Bank over the past month of June including 36 children, the ministry of prisoners in Gaza said on Monday.

Riyadh Al-Ashqar, the ministry’s spokesman, said that among the detained were four women, four lawmakers, and 15 foreign solidarity activists.

He said that the IOF troops launched 572 raids on various West Bank areas, adding that among those detained was Mansour Hamdan who served 25 years in Israeli captivity. Read more