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, August 24, 2011

Dozens of Israeli settlers uproot Palestinian olive trees, grapevines, plum trees

IMEMC, Agencies – Dozens of extremist Israeli settlers of the Beit Ayin illegal colony, north of Beit Umamar, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, attacked on Tuesday Palestinian orchards and farmlands and uprooted dozens of Olive trees, Plum trees, and grapevines in Wad Abu Al Reesh area.

Mohammad Awad, spokesperson of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, reported that the settlers uprooted and cut 50 trees that belong to resident Hammad Abdu-Hamid Al Sleiby, and his brothers.

Awad added that the attacked farmlands are 40 Dunams (9.88 Acres), and that the settlers attacked the lands in question at least four times in recent years.

“Each time the settlers uprooted the lands, Hammad and his brothers, replanted them”, Awad stated, “despite repeated and ongoing assaults, the family remains steadfast in its land”.