Palestinian Refugees
and "Right of Return"

BACKGROUNDER: The Palestinian Claim to a “Right of Return”

Do Palestinians who fled Israel in 1948, and their descendants, have a legal or moral right to return to their former homes in Israel? Is it true that most other refugees around the world have already exercised such rights of repatriation?

VOA Deletes Video Which Grossly Inflated Number of Struggling Refugees in Gaza

In response to communication from CAMERA, Voice of America deletes a video which grossly overstated the number of refugees in the Gaza Strip suffering from poverty and unemployment. The June 12 VOA Extremism Watch video cited five million refugees facing these difficulties, more than double the territory's entire population.

Haaretz: 5.5 Million Palestinians ‘Fled Their Native Lands’

Haaretz erases the United Nations' distinction between the unique mandate for Palestinian refugees, which includes their descendants for perpetuity, versus refugees from the rest of the world, who don't pass on their refugee status, and falsely reports that 5.5 million Palestinians "fled their native lands."

CAMERA Prompts NY Times Correction on BDS Goals

CAMERA's correspondence with the New York Times led the paper to correct an editorial that wrongly characterized BDS as merely opposed to the occupation. The BDS campaign seeks to destroy Israel.

New York Times Rewrites History Claiming Most Jaffa Arabs Expelled in 1948

Contradicting both the High Commissioner and Jaffa Arabs who lived through the events, editors of The New York Times, in Manhattan, rewrote history, falsely reporting that in 1948 "most of Jaffa's Arab residents were forcibly removed from their homes." The falsehood appears in the context of a "correction," no less.