The Missing Headlines
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Below are news items largely going unreported by U.S. media, which are consistently Israeli-centric in their coverage. The main bureaus for CNN, AP, Time, etc are located in Israel and are often staffed by Israelis. Many U.S. journalists have ties to Israel: the son of the NY Times bureau chief is in the Israeli army; "pundit" Jeffrey Goldberg served in the Israeli military; Wolf Blitzer worked for the Israel Lobby. For more information on media coverage see our Media Bias section.
Ma'an (Ramallah) - US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to visit the region next week to resume his efforts to restart peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
IMEMC - Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that the Israeli government budged, allotted for settlement activities in the occupied territories, is hundreds of millions over the allocated annual budget.
IMEMC - Local sources in occupied East Jerusalem have reported [Tuesday morning June 18] that a number of extremist Israeli settlers punctured tires of 28 Palestinian cars in Abu Gosh area in the city.
IMEMC - Israeli soldiers kidnapped late on [Monday at Night and Tuesday at dawn] five Palestinians, including one child, in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
IMEMC - The Palestinian Ministry of Education, under the Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, denied reports claiming that the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and its government ever prevented Muslim students from attending Christian schools in the coastal region.
Ma'an (Jerusalem) - Israeli authorities on Monday issued three demolition orders for residential and commercial properties in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, locals said.
Ma'an Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli economy minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday the idea of a Palestinian state was at a "dead-end", the latest Israeli official to speak out against the notion of a two-state solution.
IMEMC - Despite the seriousness of his condition, the Israeli Prison Administration did not grant Abu Hamdiyya the needed specialized and urgent medical treatment, until it was too late.
IMEMC - [Sunday June 16] Israeli soldiers kidnapped an elderly Palestinian man, after a group of extremist Israeli settlers attacked shepherds in a Palestinian village, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Israelnationalnews.com - In an interview on IDF Radio, Pundak confirmed that forces under his command razed Arab villages in 1948. "My conscience is at ease with that, because if we hadn't done so, then there would be no state by now. There would be a million more Arabs," he said.
IMEMC - Friday evening [June 14, 2013] Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian farmer was shot by Israeli army fire, as he worked in his land in Deir Al-Balah, in central Gaza.
Ma'an (Ramallah) - Palestinian prisoners held at Israel’s Ashkelon prison have been assaulted by special Israeli units ransacking their wards several times last week, a lawyer said Saturday.
Ma'an [Bethlehem] - The Israeli army dismissed a newspaper report Friday claiming its soldiers uncovered two tunnels underneath the separation wall used by Palestinians to infiltrate Israel.
IMEMC - Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, met on Thursday [June 13, 2013] the Palestinian climber who managed to reach the summit of the Everest, and raised the Palestinian flag.
IMEMC - Israeli soldiers invaded on Friday at dawn [June 14, 2013] various districts in the occupied West Bank, searched homes and kidnapped seven Palestinians in Hebron, Bethlehem, Nablus and Jenin.
IMEMC - In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of June 5-12, 2013, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces have continued to open fire at the Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip border area. A Palestinian…
Washington Post - When Israeli Arabs search for a spouse, they don’t just worry about looks, job prospects or future in-laws. They must think about whether their partner will be allowed to live with them.
Ma'an - Israel is moving forward with plans for more than 1,000 new homes in two West Bank settlements, a watchdog said on Thursday in a move denounced by the Palestinians as an "abortion" of US peace efforts.
Ma'an - The Palestinian Authority denounced Israel's deputy defense minister Thursday after he stated there would never be a Palestinian state and suggested Jordan as an alternative.
IMEMC - [Thursday June 13 2013] a number of extremist Israel settlers carried out another Price Tag attack, this time targeting a Christian Cemetery in Jaffa, and spray-painted “Price Tag”, and “Revenge” on tombstones.
IMEMC - [Thursday morning June 13 2013] Israeli military vehicles, stationed across the border with Gaza, opened fire at Palestinian farmers and homes in Abasan Al-Kabeera town, east of the southern West Bank district of Khan Younis.
IMEMC -On Wednesday [June 12 2013] an Israeli military court decided to imprison elected Palestinian Legislator, Abdul-Jabbar Foqaha, under arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges, for six months.
PNN - On Tuesday 11th June, an Israeli intelligence officer forced a Palestinian from Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron, to drink a bottle of alcohol under threat of gun.
Ma'an (Jenin) - Israeli forces on Wednesday morning demolished a house and a sheep barn in Bartaa al-Sharqiya, a village near the separation wall in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, a local council member said.
IMEMC - Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian man was shot by Israeli army fire, when Israeli soldiers attacked a funeral procession of a child in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
IMEMC - [Monday late at night June 10] Israeli soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian child and his father, from the Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The child was released later on.
IMEMC - Israeli soldiers invaded various districts in the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped nine Palestinians in Nablus and one in Hebron.
IMEMC - The Israeli Government passed Sunday [June 9 2013] the "Anti-Terror Bill", authorizing harsher punishment against individuals suspected or convicted of aiding armed groups in the country, and anywhere in the world.
IMEMC - Human rights activist Jawad Abu Eysheh, 39, was arrested Friday 7th June following a complaint he made four months ago about a settler attack.
IMEMC - Late Thursday night at around midnight, June 6 2013, Palestinian medical sources have reported that an infant suffocated after inhaling gas fired by Israeli soldiers invading Kufur Qaddoum, village, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.
PCRH - Baraa' Abd al Rahman Badawi is an 11 year old Palestinian boy who lives in Gaza City with his mother, Dima Badawi. On 7 January 2009, at approximately 18:30, during the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, codenamed 'Operation Cast Lead', Baraa's father, Abd al Rahman Badawi, and…
Jerusalem Post - Planned budget cuts will cost Arab families an average of NIS 800 a month, Mossawa Center director Jafar Farah said Monday, more than double the NIS 300 a month that Finance Minister Yair Lapid estimated.
Al Jazeera - The remains of dozens of Palestinians killed by Israelis in fighting during the war of 1948 which led to the creation of the state of Israel have been found in a mass grave in Tel Aviv's Jaffa district.
PNN - On Wednesday 29th May, Israeli occupation forces arrested seven Palestinians, including two children, after raiding their houses in the occupied Jerusalem and Nablus.
IMEMC - A young Palestinian man, from the Negev, who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli Police fire when an armed Israeli man attacked the Hapoalim Bank in Beersheba, on Monday May 20, stated that the Israeli Police shot and cuffed him, after instantly profiling him as the assailant.
How we choose what to post
Studies show that US news is extremely Israeli-centric. The main bureaus for CNN, AP, 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 Israeli military; Wolf Blitzer worked for the Israel lobby, and numerous other journalists in the region have personal family ties to the Israeli military.
We believe that Americans should receive all the news about the region, not just that deemed reportable by those with Israeli connections. Accordingly, we are providing "The Missing Headlines," daily incidents and analysis largely missing from US media. Visit this site daily to see the missing half of the story:
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