Refugees

BACKGROUNDER: Palestinian Arab and Jewish Refugees

During and after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, both Arabs and Jews fled their homes. This overview corrects common myths about Palestinian refugees and the so-called "Nakba," and examines the neglected story of the Jewish refugees.

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?

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.

A State At Any Cost: Ben-Gurion, Distorted

A State At Any Cost: The Life of Ben Gurion
By Tom Segev
Macmillan, 2019

Tom Segev's recent biography of Israeli premier David Ben-Gurion is well-written, but deeply flawed. Instead of letting the facts dictate the narrative, the revisionist historian does the precise opposite.

Arabic Media Grapples With Jews from Arab Lands, Part 3

An Egyptian columnist endorses the few remaining Jews in Egypt but ignores all of those who have a connection to the “Zionist entity," reflecting the common dichotomy in Arabic-language media between "loyal" Jews and "treacherous" Zionists.