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?

Foreign Policy Magazine Does PR for UNRWA

In several recent reports, Foreign Policy omits UNRWA’s history of promoting anti-Jewish violence and Palestinian rejectionism. Foreign Policy minimizes issues with the U.N. agency and unfairly stereotypes those seeking to reform aid to Palestinians.

Reuters Fixes Language on 1948 Palestinian Refugees, LA Times Doesn’t

Yesterday The Los Angeles Times and Reuters both departed from their usual language which acknowledges that among the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced in 1948, some fled and some were driven out. While Reuters has updated, The Times has yet to address its misleading passage which noted only those who were driven out, ignoring the majority who fled of their own accord, often at their leaders' behest.
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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)

CAMERA Prompts AP Corrections on Palestinian Refugees

CAMERA prompts AP corrections after photo captions erroneously referred to "some 5 million Palestinian refugees who were displaced during the 1948 war" as receiving UNRWA's services. That figure is really under 30,000.

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.