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.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Israeli settlers torch dozens of acres of farm land

IMEMC – Settlers burnt dozens of farming acres in the lands of Einabous s and Huwwara, south of Nablus on Saturday afternoon, local media sources reported.


Ghassan Douglas, chief of settlement file issue in the Northern West Bank, told the Maan that number of the Israeli “Yitizhar” settlers flamed a mountain for residents from the village of Einabous which led to spread fire to An-Naqarah area in Huwwara which is planted with hundreds of olive trees.

“Dozens of residents are trying to extinguish fire and get it under control while settlers are standing with several dozen meters far from them, but the strength of winds made them unable to get it under control,” Douglas added.

Settlers have been attacking the Palestinians since the Palestinian President's declaration of heading to the UN to ask for a full membership and independent state.