Journal for Palestine Studies Responds to CAMERA
On 3 November 2011, the self-appointed media watchdog CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) informed the Journal of Palestine Studies (JPS) of a citation in an article by Ilan Pappé ("The 1948 Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine") published in JPS 141 Vol. 36, No. 1.
The citation referred to a quotation by Israeli founding father David Ben-Gurion supporting the expulsion ("transfer") of Arabs from Palestine.
CAMERA asked JPS to "issue a correction stating that the quote attributed to Ben-Gurion does not appear in the references cited" in JPS and "to prevent further erroneous uses of this quote."
In this video, JPS editor Rashid Khalidi explains the Journal's response, which included the full publication of an English translated letter that Ben-Gurion wrote to his son in 1937.
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