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 soldiers detain Bethlehem teenager

Ma’an -- Israeli forces detained a teenager from Bethlehem on Monday, witnesses said.

Salih Zoul, 17, was taken during a raid on his family's home in Husan west of Bethlehem.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said soldiers detained six Palestinians overnight.