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 22, 2011

Israeli forces raid 3 Palestinian villages overnight

PNN – Israeli troops conducted three raids throughout the West Bank concluding on Thursday morning but made no arrests.

Israeli troops raided al-Shawawreh, a village east of Bethlehem in the southern West Bank, and searched the homes of Issa Ruba'iyeh and Qader al-Dar'awi.

In the north, Israeli forces entered the communities of al-Irqeh and Burqin, both west of Jenin. Secure local sources told official Palestinian news wire Wafa that the troops first entered in villages in vehicles, then spread out on foot. Many residents of Burqin were gathered in the center of town, but no arrests were made.

Settlers were reported to have surrounded the Jenin-area villages of Yab'ad and East Bart'a, but nothing came of the incident.