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.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Israeli forces demolish homes, barn in Jordan Valley

TUBAS (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces raided al-Aqaba village in the West Bank Jordan Valley on Thursday, destroying two houses and a barn.

Soldiers imposed a cordon around the area and denied the media access, a Ma'an correspondent said.

President of the village council Sami Sadek appealed for human rights organizations to intervene to stop Israeli aggression against Palestinians.

A spokesperson from the Israeli Civil Administration in the West Bank could not be reached for comment.