Refugees

The Silent Exodus (2004)

Produced and Directed by Pierre Rehov 59 minutes
Filmmaker Rehov interviews several prominent scholars and survivors of the Arab pogroms including Bat Ye'or, the scholar who introduced the concept of "dhimmitude" (the legal and social conditions of Jews and Christians subjected to Islamic rule) into the lexicon. They vividly elucidate the circumstances precipitating the departure of these Jews from their longtime homes.

Two NPR Corrections in Two Days

CAMERA prompted two NPR corrections, airing Sunday and Monday. The first corrected Linda Gradstein's false attribution of a reference about Palestinian "militants" to the Israeli army when the army had used the word "terrorists." (The softening of language is a recurring problem at NPR.) The second corrected Bob Edwards' wildly inflated figure for Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war.

‘Nightline’ Stonewalls on Balance Issue

An April 22 "Nightline" segment by Richard Gizbert conforms to a pattern which features interviewees sharing one point of view–opposition to Israel and/or its policies and sympathy to Arab concerns. In the following letter, CAMERA presses "Nightline" to produce the date of just one broadcast within the last year which was tilted towards Israel. Though ABC officials have in the past alleged that the program's record is "even on the whole," the network has yet to respond to CAMERA's simple request.

Los Angeles Times Corrects One Laura King Error, Leaves the Other Standing

CAMERA staff and members prompted a Los Angeles Times correction on correspondent Laura King's April 24 article which grossly overstated the number of Palestinian refugees from the 1948 war. Editors, however, declined to correct a second error in King's article that day, in which she misrepresented the Israeli army description of West Bank raids

CAMERA Obtains Correction at the Washington Post

A letter from CAMERA to the Washington Post prompted a correction on an article which vastly overstated the number of Palestinian refugees. Today's correction is similar to a New York Times correction two days ago which CAMERA also elicited. 

CAMERA Obtains Correction at New York Times

In response to correspondence from CAMERA, the New York Times printed the following correction concerning the number of Palestinian refugees from the 1948 war:

San Francisco Chronicle Educates Public About Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

"Jews who fled Arab lands now press their cause" by Chronicle Staff Writer Jack Epstein, highlights the much overlooked plight of Jewish refugees from Arab lands. At a time when Palestinian activists are renewing their demand that Palestinian refugees and their descendants "return" to Israel — often a thinly veiled call for dissolution of the Jewish state — articles on the plight of Jewish refugees offer essential context and help provide balance to the media's general Mideast coverage.