We American Jews (and non-Jews) care a ton about what happens in Israel. Even with different political viewpoints or out of concern for fellow Jews, important allies, and/or homeland, we care. So Ha'aretz shows the love in return by only reporting on Israelis who have immediate Israeli relatives living in particular areas in the US. Not even American relatives of Israelis, let alone Americans in general, Jewish and non-Jewish, who care so much about Israel. What a huge slap in the face by the most pretentious news outlet in the Middle East.
Israeli teen lightly wounded from stone throwing in West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba (Haaretz)
from the article: Watching Hurricane Sandy from Israel: Our turn to worry