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.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Israeli settlers attack Palestinians in West Bank

NABLUS, (WAFA) – Jewish settlers Sunday morning attacked a Palestinian vehicle on a main road south of the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank, said local sources.

Coordinator of the Israeli Rabbis for Human Rights organization, Zakaria al-Sidda, said a group of settlers from Yitzhar settlement, south of Nablus, ambushed Palestinian cars and stoned them.

The attack is the latest in the settlers’ ongoing violent campaign against Palestinians, in retaliation for the Palestinian application last Friday for full United Nations membership of a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders.

On Saturday, settlers set fire to olive fields on the outskirts of Burin, a village south of Nablus, under Israeli army protection, according to local sources.

Clashes broke out in Burin after a group of settlers and Israeli forces raided the village and fired tear gas at Palestinians.

In Bethlehem, a Palestinian man was injured in his neck and back when his car veered off the road and hit a large block of stone, after a group of Jewish settlers from Beitar Illit, a settlement north of Bethlehem, stoned his car.

NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Clashes erupted Saturday between Israeli settlers and Palestinian residents of the Burin village near Nablus in the northern West Bank, witnesses and the Israeli army said.

Locals told a Ma'an correspondent that residents of the illegal Yitzhar settlement stormed the entrance to Burin, threw rocks at villagers and smashed the windscreen of a car.

Israeli soldiers arrived to the scene and fired tear gas and stun grenades, locals said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said Israeli civilians came to a road near Burin, and that forces fired riot dispersal means in response to clashes.