A Geographical Perspective for Johnboy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Daniel
    • 14.03.07 | 11:25 (IST)

    These political discussions often miss an incredibly important point: The size of Israel. Where is Israel going to put the 5 million Palestinian refugees? For a geographical perpective to suit you Johnboy: Tasmania fits about 150 times into mainland Australia. Israel fits three times into Tasmania, and unlike Tasmania is mostly desert. Do the maths. Now how is Israel going to support 5 million non-hostile inhabitants if a peace deal were concluded tomorrow. With quoted birth rates amongst the highest in the world, how is Israel going to deal with 20 million Palestinian neighbors in a few decades time? Now imagine that for some unearthly reason, what will happen when these non-hostile inhabitants may just decide to become hostile?

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