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, July 6, 2011

UN report holds Israel responsible for Nakba day killings

Wafa– A new report by the United Nations held Israel responsible for killing seven Palestinians who tried to cross over into Israel from the Lebanese border on May 15, the commemoration of Nakba day.

Michael Williams, UN special coordinator for Lebanon who prepared the report, said Israeli soldiers used direct live fire against unarmed demonstrators who did not threaten their lives.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed his concern due to Israel using weapons against unarmed, peaceful demonstrators. The report also noted that Israel violated UN Security Council Resolution 1701 because Israeli soldiers fired at demonstrators outside the blue line (the UN border drawn up between Israel and Lebanon). Read more