Refugees

Journal of Palestine Studies Compounds its Ben-Gurion Error

The Journal of Palestine Studies published a falsified quote, which historian Ilan Pappé attributed to David Ben-Gurion. But instead of clearing the record with a straightforward correction, the journal misled readers further. It defended Pappé by citing another inaccurate quote, and provided a substantive mistranslation of the letter in which the quote was said to appear.

The AJC’s of a Failure to Correct Gaza Refugee Errors

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has failed to correct two straightforward factual errors concerning refugees in Gaza despite the fact the Palestinian government and UNRWA provide contradictory information.

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.

AFP Whitewashes History of Iraq’s Jews

An AFP article on Iraqi efforts to renovate ancient religious sites whitewashes the history of Iraqi Jews and raises more questions than it answers. Will the sites be restored to preserve their original Jewish character, or will renovations turn the Jewish sites into mosques?

CAMERA Letter Clarifies Reason for Palestinian Refugees

The letter in the Washington Times notes that, were it not for the Arab rejection of U.N. General Assembly Resolution 181 and the initiation by Israel's neighbors of a war of extermination, there would be no Palestinian refugees.

Times Magazine Profile of Livni Mangles Key Issues

A New York Times Magazine profile of Israeli politician Tzipi Livni by Roger Cohen falsely portrayed Israel as violating U.N. resolutions, and falsely portrayed the Palestinians as opposing suicide bombings and favoring a two-state solution.