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Jerusalem - Palestinians Will Outnumber Israeli Jews By 2020

Published on: January 1, 2013 01:12 PM
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Jerusalem -  The Palestinian statistics bureau estimates that Arabs will outnumber Jews in the Holy Land by the end of the decade, a scenario that could have grave implications for Israel.

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The bureau said Tuesday that 5.8 million Arabs live in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem. That compares to about 6 million Israeli Jews, according to Israeli data.

It said that based on current birth rates, the two populations would be equal in 2016, and in 2020, Arabs would outnumber Jews by 7.2 million to 6.9 million.

The demographic issue is a main argument for Israeli backers of creation of a Palestinian state. They say relinquishing control of the Palestinian territories and its residents is the only way to ensure Israel’s future as a democracy with a Jewish majority.


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 Jan 01, 2013 at 01:48 PM Anonymous Says:

there is only one rerasonable solution... Transfer those arabs out of israel if they will not sign document stating their loyality to Israel..

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 Jan 01, 2013 at 01:50 PM chosid Says:

More lies from the Arabs. They haven't taken a census in many years. They are relying on data that is very dated, both regarding birth rates and emigration.

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 Jan 01, 2013 at 01:50 PM FrumJew Says:

Is there any reason to trust the Palestinian bureau?

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 Jan 01, 2013 at 02:53 PM Observer Says:

Lies. Propaganda for gullible people

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 Jan 01, 2013 at 03:00 PM stamm Says:

aha. this is what i meant the other day . if Israel wants to be a democratic country like any other(and allow arabs in their knesset, lo oleinu) , then what will keep the arabs back from taking over israel without a fight, Hashem Yishmor.

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 Jan 01, 2013 at 03:05 PM Anonymous Says:

Eventhough I was against leaving Gaza, as far as I'm concerned that's minus two million Arabs.
Problem solved!

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 Jan 01, 2013 at 03:15 PM Texas_Eli Says:

Is this the same statistics bureau that was caught counting the same arabs 3 times a few years ago?

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 Jan 01, 2013 at 03:30 PM Mordechai_Ben_Yaakov Says:

Reply to #3  
FrumJew Says:

Is there any reason to trust the Palestinian bureau?

Only if you are NK or Shalom Achshav.

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 Jan 01, 2013 at 03:44 PM Anonymous Says:

That's why the Gedolim all said to wait for Moshiach, but some people couldn't wait and now millions of Jews are in a makom sakanah

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 Jan 01, 2013 at 04:59 PM stamm Says:

Reply to #9  
Anonymous Says:

That's why the Gedolim all said to wait for Moshiach, but some people couldn't wait and now millions of Jews are in a makom sakanah

i get it, before 1948 the yidden were not in a mokom sakono!!! They couldn't wait because of the atrocities already done.
if they would have done this al taharas hakodesh, and show strength when it comes to defending your fellow id, not give away territory (as if any other country would) among other wrongdoings, the yidden would naturally be safer.

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 Jan 01, 2013 at 05:15 PM IJK12 Says:

Reply to #9  
Anonymous Says:

That's why the Gedolim all said to wait for Moshiach, but some people couldn't wait and now millions of Jews are in a makom sakanah

Listen here buddy: If there is a jewish state or not, If your satmar or lubavitch Etc. One thing is certain, There is a GOD out there who is constantly protecting all of us yidden in any situation!!

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 Jan 01, 2013 at 06:08 PM Yiddl Says:

Not sure what's the big deal, in fact this is the best scenario, a win win, no fighting just taking over because of numbers

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 Jan 01, 2013 at 07:13 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
Anonymous Says:

That's why the Gedolim all said to wait for Moshiach, but some people couldn't wait and now millions of Jews are in a makom sakanah

wake up ... many gedolim agree with eretz yisroel

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 Jan 01, 2013 at 08:06 PM Brooklynhocker Says:

They are counting the 1.5 million Jordanians that have "the right to return". If Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia are a barometer they'll be killing each other to get that power.

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 Jan 02, 2013 at 10:36 AM esther Says:

Reply to #12  
Yiddl Says:

Not sure what's the big deal, in fact this is the best scenario, a win win, no fighting just taking over because of numbers

yiddl,where's your yiddishe kup? if cvs the arabs would take over do you really think they would leave the khr millions of yidden living in ey alone in peace?

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 Jan 02, 2013 at 10:08 PM pickythinker Says:

i would think the growth of the chariedi population would increase the jewish population.

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