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, August 2, 2011

Israeli court rules Israeli settlement in West Bank must be dismantled

Ma'an -- The Israeli supreme court ruled Tuesday that the largest illegal settlement outpost in the West Bank must be dismantled by March 2012, Israeli media reported.

The outpost of Migron, north of Jerusalem, is home to 50 settler families and was built on private Palestinian land.

The President of the Supreme Court Dorit Beinisch criticized the Israeli government for not dismantling the outpost despite admitting that it was built on private Palestinian land, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

This is the first time that the Israeli judicial authority has issued such a ruling calling for the state to dismantle a West Bank outpost.

The decision is likely to aggravate the settler population, some of whom openly advocate a 'price tag' policy in which they attack Palestinians in retaliation for Israeli government policies which they perceive to damage their interests.