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 23, 2011

Israeli settlers destroy 60 olive trees in West Bank village

NABLUS, (WAFA) – Israeli settles from Yitzhar, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, uprooted and destroyed 60 olive trees in Madama village, south of Nablus, according to local sources.

A Madama village council member said that 10 to 15 settlers came from Yitzhar and tried to lower the Palestinian flags raised over the roof tops of Palestinian homes but village residents stopped them.

He added that the settlers went to a piece of land south of the village where they tried to set fire to olive trees after uprooting and cutting down some of them before residents chased them away.