Israel does not have enough authentic Jews to expand the settlements as quickly as they would like. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Karma Chameleon
    • 27.04.12 | 03:50 (IDT)

    Years ago the answer was coversions. For a while they even did express conversions. Many of these ersatz Jews would simply be used as placeholders in the settlements to give Israel as large a footprint as possible. Once the ultimate fate of the west bank is decided and the ersatz Jews are of no use, decisions will be made at that time on how to deal with them. This policy was a priority in 2005 and 2006 when the Arab peace plan calling for 1967 borders was enjoying popularity with America and the west. Fortunately for Israel the 2006 war put an end to peace plans which have never really gotten on track since.

    from the article: Israel's High Court affirms that thousands of Jewish conversions are kosher
    First published 02:53 27.04.12 | Last updated 02:53 27.04.12
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