This blog complements our Missing Headlines news site, which contains the latest largely uncovered news from Israel-Palestine. In this blog we publish commentary, analysis, features, and related U.S. news stories related to the region.
If Americans Knew
These are projects of If Americans Knew, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank directed by Americans without ethnic ties to the region that provides information on Israel-Palestine and the American connection. Our main site contains the history, current situation, statistics, media analysis and overall context of this issue. We encourage people to explore this in depth.
Assocated Press Deconstructed
A related blog is Associated Press Deconstructed. Since very few American newspapers, radio, and television stations have their own correspondents in the region, their primary source of news is from the Associated Press (AP) wire service. Almost no Americans (or editors) are aware that the AP control bureau for the region is largely staffed by journalists with close ties to Israel: Israeli citizenship, service in the Israeli military, family members with such connections. In Associated Press Deconstructed we periodically annotate AP’s consistently Israeli-centric reports: analyze wording choices, discuss which facts have been included and which omitted, and at times provide information on the reporter who wrote the story.
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This work is possible only through contributions from readers. We are a 501(c)3 organization so all donations are fully tax deductible.
We greatly hope people will donate to this project so that we can continue this work. It is our view that Americans have the power to require rational U.S. policies that will bring peace to the region and create a safer world for all; current U.S. policies are enormously damaging to the U.S. However, such a change will not occur until Americans are fully and accurately informed on this topic. We are doing our best to fill in the many gaps in news coverage of this critical issue.
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