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.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Israeli forces abuct Palestinian

NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a Palestinian youth at a Nablus army checkpoint late Thursday.

Locals told Ma'an that Hamdi Abu Zahra from Nablus was detained at the Zatara checkpoint, south of the city.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said she could confirm he was arrested but had no further details.

[Israeli holds approximately 5,500 Palestinians prisoner; Palestinians hold one Israeli prisoner.]