Refugees

BBC: Obstacle to Understanding on Refugees

In light of Martin Asser’s May 24, 2007 "Obstacles to Peace: Refugees” feature, which employs the most extreme myths and cliches about the Palestinian refugees, its no wonder “there is no Arab-Israeli issue that remains as utterly divisive as the fate of Palestinian refugees.”

AP Ignores Displaced Israelis

Since Hezbollah first attacked Israeli towns and troops on July 12, hundreds of thousands of Israeli and Lebanese civilians have fled their homes. While the Associated Press reports in story after story about Lebanese displaced, the wire service has had little to say about Israeli displaced.

Washington Post Publishes CAMERA Response to Cohen Column

A few days after Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen wrote on July 18 that Israel is a "mistake" because "the idea of creating a nation of European Jews in an area of Arab Muslims (and some Christians) has produced a century of warfare and terrorism," the newspaper published CAMERA's response.

AP Rewrites History of Moroccan Jews

When AP covers Palestinian refugees, the stories often uncritically present Palestinian grievances about purported Israeli "crimes." So why is it that when the wire service discusses Jewish refugees from Morocco, only glowing accounts of the Arab-Jewish relationship are cited, while the discrimination and pogroms faced by the community are overlooked completely?

The Forgotten Refugees (2005)

Directed by Michael Grynszpan Produced by The David Project and IsraTV 49 minutes, English
The film explores the history and destruction of Middle Eastern Jewish communities, some of which had existed for over 2,500 years.Featuring testimony from Jews who fled Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Morocco and Iran, the film explores the rich heritage and destruction of the Middle East’s age-old Jewish communities. Personal stories of refugees are interspersed with dramatic archival footage, including the mission to rescue Yemenite Jews.

UPDATED: Mazin Qumsiyeh Lacks Credibility

Twice within two weeks, newspapers have had to correct false statements by anti-Israel activist Mazin Qumsiyeh. These two corrections, along with the many other erroneous statements by Qumsiyeh which have passed uncorrected, reveal a disregard for facts that should be a red flag for those considering reading–or publishing–his diatribes. Update: Qumsiyeh responds to CAMERA's critique.