Palestinian Refugees
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Time Forgets “Return March” Is About “Return”


Although Time asserts that the Gaza demonstrations and clashes are about a blockade, Hamas leaders and other march organizers have repeatedly emphasized that the "March of Return" is about the Palestinian demand for a "right of return." (Updated)

Times of Israel Clarifies About Palestinian Refugees

CAMERA prompts improved language in a Times of Israel article which was unclear about the number of living Palestinian refugees. The Times of Israel adds that the figure is in the low tens of thousands.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The New York Times Guide to Peace Negotiations

Whether discussing Palestinian demands or Israeli demands, Palestinian rejection of Israeli positions or Israeli rejection of Palestinian positions, the newspaper identifies the same party as the obstacle to successful peace talks — Israel. Compare ;how the newspaper reports the positions of each side.

Washington Post Gives Ari Shavit Undeserved ‘Two-fer’

What did Washington Post columnists Sally Quinn and Richard Cohen have in common early in December? Lack of journalistic skepticism in helping Ari Shavit promote his new book that recycles false Israeli 'massacre' allegations and charges of 'nakba' dispossession. 

Why 1948 Matters More Than Ever

David Ben-GurionThe competing "narratives" about the War of Independence lie at the heart of the Arab-Israeli conflict. If, as the Arabs and most Europeans believe, Israel was born in original sin, if the Jews really did ransack placid Arab villages, then Arab hatred for Israel would be understandable, as would their fundamental refusal to really make peace. But the Arab narrative is wrong – Israel was not born in original sin. Once the Arabs finally face the facts, a peaceful end to the conflict might be possible.

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.