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Jewish Birth Rates: Door Number or Door Number Two?

According to the World Tribune: A study by the Washington-based American-Israel Demographic Research Group said Jewish fertility, the highest in the developed world, was rapidly approaching that of Arabs in Israel. The group, in a report entitled "Forecast for Israel … Read More

By / May 8, 2007

According to the World Tribune:

A study by the Washington-based American-Israel Demographic Research Group said Jewish fertility, the highest in the developed world, was rapidly approaching that of Arabs in Israel. The group, in a report entitled "Forecast for Israel 2025," projected a 79 percent Jewish majority as well as long-term population stability between Jewish-Arab population groups in Israel.

(The creepy coda on this article is that pregnancy rates boomed after the Lebanon War. Not a propitious time for getting it on, one would think. I await the Iranian cartoon contest that shows lascivious Jews fucking ecstatically under the firelight of Katyusha rockets.) 

According to Breitbart:

 

The number of Arabs living in Jerusalem grew twice as fast as the city's Jewish population over the past decade, according to a report by an Israeli research institute.

At current growth rates, Jews will comprise 60 percent of the holy city's population by 2020 compared with 66 percent now, according to projections by the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies.

It said the Arab population would rise from 34 percent to 40 percent over the same period.

The city's population in 2007 stands at 720,000 people, a figure that includes east Jerusalem which was captured and later annexed by Israel after the 1967 war, as well as new districts built in the same area.

Over the past 40 years the Arab population has grown by 257 percent from 68,000 to its current level of 245,000, while the number of Jews living in the city has risen by 140 percent — from 200,000 to 475,000.

Meanwhile, Esther Kustanowitz at the JTA's blog posts about the dual perceptions of intermarriage:


There are also people who claim that proponents of intramarriage are the ones who are ruining everything, and that it's nothing more than racism to suggest that Jews should only marry Jews. "Judaism should be open to anyone! Why don't you just take the sentence and replace 'Jews' with 'whites' and you'll see how elitist you are," they scream. (As Chanan Tigay noted in his Culture Schlock post from earlier this week, non-Jews are even looking to Jdate to provide them with Jewish spouses. This also leads us to be unsure as to whether we should celebrate at early reports ? currently denied by publicists ? that Leonardo DiCaprio had impregnated his Israeli girlfriend model Bar Rafaeli.)

 

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