• The Battle Over Jerusalem and the Temple Mount

    One of the primary obstacles to peace-making efforts in the Middle East has been the issue of dividing Jerusalem and control over the Temple Mount. Continued Muslim denial of Judaism’s historical and religious ties to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, the Islamic Waqf’s illegal construction there, and the enlistment of international bodies to pass resolutions negating Jewish claims to the area present seemingly insurmountable barriers.

  • History of Jerusalem

    Jerusalem is considered a holy city by three major faiths—Judaism, Christianity and Islam—and figures prominently in the Arab-Israeli conflict. CAMERA provides background on the history of and conflict over that city.


  • The Palestinian Claim to a “Right of Return” to Israel

    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?

  • 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.


  • The Debate About Israeli Settlements

    Settlements established by Israel in territories captured in the 1967 war have become a matter of great controversy among pro- and anti-settlement advocates who debate the legality of such communities. CAMERA explores the both the history and the legality of settlements.

  • ‘Close Settlement of the Land’

    Jewish Policy Center – Understanding the role of the United Nations in the restoration of Jewish sovereignty in the Middle East in 1948 is essential to understanding the legality of Israel’s post-1967 control of the land it acquired in a war of self-defense. The following is excerpted from “Palestinian Self-Determination: Possible Futures for the Unallocated Parts of the British Mandate,” a 1980 work by the late Professor Eugene V. Rostow, published in the Yale International Law Journal.

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  • The Six Day War: Causes and Consequences

    A CAMERA website explores the players, context, history and aftermath of the consequential 1967 Arab-Israeli Six Day War.


  • Anti-Jewish Violence in Pre-State Palestine

    Terrorism against Jews in Israel pre-dates Israeli settlements, pre-dates Israel’s so-called “occupation,” and pre-dates the establishment of the State of Israel. CAMERA documents the oft-neglected history of anti-Jewish violence in pre-state Palestine.

  • Yasir Arafat’s Timeline of Terror

    PLO Leader Yasir Arafat’s involvement in anti-Jewish terrorism is often whitewashed. CAMERA provides  a timeline of some of the key events and terrorist acts associated with Arafat.

  • Al Aqsa’s Martyr’s Brigades

    Fatah, the movement that dominates the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA), is often portrayed as  “secular” and “moderate.” However, Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, a U.S.-designated terror group, proves otherwise.

  • The Facts About Hamas/Hamas Charter

    Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) is considered a terrorist organization by much of the non-Arab international community including Israel, the U.S., Canada, Japan, the U.K., Australia and the European Union. Its declared goal is to destroy the Jewish state and replace it with an Islamic one. Indeed, its enmity is directed not only toward Israel but toward Jews, in general.  Article links to Hamas Charter.

  • Hamas Principles

    In May 2017, Hamas unveiled a new “Document of General Principles and Policies.”  This did not replace the orignial charter, accept the existence of Israel in any border or repudiate violence against civilians.  Rather, it continued to embrace the goal of destroying the Jewish state.

  • Palestinian Islamic Jihad

    Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)is a small, largely Iranian-funded, U.S.-designated terrorist group. Although the group receives less media coverage than its competitor and sometime rival Hamas, the threat to Israel posed by PIJ is considerable. CAMERA offers a look at the history and objectives of a terror group whose reach has extended to the U.S.

  • Hezbollah Backgrounder

    Hezbollah (“the Party of God”) is a Lebanese-based, Iranian-funded, Shi’ite Islamist terror group. CAMERA provides the background on the terror organization so often missing from the media.