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Saturday, April 21, 2007
The NYTimes has this interesting article.

But the problem with is when they start discussing stats.

NYTimes pulls out Arab propaganda and claims that there are 240,000 Settlers to 2.5 million Palestinians in the West Bank (not including the 200,000 Settlers in East Jerusalem).

Only problem is that we already know that there are only 1.4 million Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem combined, so the difference is 440,000 to 1,400,00 for the region they are discussing.

Wiki puts the number of us Settlers in Judea/Samaria at around 270,000. Meaning 470,000 to 1,400,000.

In short we are already 1/3 of the Arab number in Judea/Samaria.

(There are around 230,000 Muslims (which includes Israeli Arabs and Palestinians - not that there is a difference) living in East Jerusalem to our 200,000 Settlers in East Jerusalem - which includes the Old City, Gilo, French Hill, Pisgat Ze'ev, etc.)

But if we are already counting all of Jerusalem's Arabs, then lets count all of Jerusalem's Jews too.

So in the entire West Bank and Jerusalem there are 1.4 million Arabs to 750,000 Jews. And we already know that Arab birthrates have peaked and have been dropping the past few years, while Jewish birthrates for the this specific region are rising.

Which means we are already 1/2 the number of Arabs in the geographical region under discussion.

That begins to change the argument a bit of a just few settlers in a sea of Arabs - doesn't it?

But one would get their facts wrong if their sole source for data came from the Church of Peace Now.


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