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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Israelis attack bus of prisoners' families

JENIN, (WAFA) – A group of Israelis attacked on Wednesday a bus carrying families of Palestinian prisoners on their way to visit their detained relatives in the Naqab prison, south of Israel, according to family members.

They said the Israelis threw stones at the bus after they prevented it from continuing on the road. [Israel holds approximately 5,500 Palestinians prisoner, and Palestinians hold one Israeli prisoner.]

The bus was prevented from moving for more than an hour until Israeli police arrived and allowed the bus to continue.

No one was hurt in the incident.