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Jewish Refugees

Error (San Francisco Chronicle, Jonathan Curiel review of Rashid Khalidi book, 10/22/06): Months after the rejection [by the Palestinians of the 1939 White Paper], World War II erupted, Jewish immigration to Palestine (prompted by Hitler's atrocities) increased dramatically, and the stage was reset for the establishment of a Jewish state.

Correction (11/5/06): An Insight story on Oct. 22, "Arguing that Palestinians share the blame for their plight," mischaracterized Jewish migration to Palestine. The number of Jewish immigrants there declined during World War II.

Error (USA Today, wire reports, 1/04/05): About 500,000 Jews were expelled from their homes in Arab nations during the 1948 war . . . .

Correction (1/11/05): A story on Jan. 4 should have said that Israel took in an estimated 580,000 of the total number of Jews who fled Arab countries following the 1948 war.