#6 demographic fear tactics - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • David G
    • 03.11.09 | 20:17 (IST)

    First, claims that Jews will be a minority in ?historic Palestine? the territory of the former British mandate are irrelevant. Israel took painful steps to disengage from Gaza for a reason. If a one state solution were to ever happen it would never include Gaza. Secondly predicting demographic beyond 20 or so years is foolish pseudoscience, no one could predict the massive wave of immigrants from Russia in the early 90?s or the rapid change in birthrates over the last two decades. For all we know major economic or environmental disasters could greatly alter the population or migration flows for reasons that have nothing to do with the political situation. Deciding policy on what might the population look like 80 years from now is like comparable to fundamentalist Christians stocking up for the mythical apocalypse.

    from the article: Britain: Israeli settlements are 'illegal' and 'obstacle' to peace
    First published 17:26 03.11.09 | Last updated 00:23 04.11.09
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