" the PA describes as the Judaization of Jerusalem." - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark from Georgia
    • 08.03.10 | 14:55 (IST)

    What's funny about this remark is Jerusalem has been a majority Jewish city for at least the last couple of hundred years. A census taken in 1844 under the Ottoman Empire...before this area was mired in the politics of today...There were approximately 7500 Jewish residents and 5500 Arab residents. That's right! The Jewish people have been the majority population in Jerusalem for a long time. So when I hear people say the "Judaization" of Jerusalem it's offensive and antisemitic. The implication is the Jews are stealing a town(Jerusalem) from the Arabs, when in fact they have lived there for over 3000 years and at least since 1844 have been the majority population in Jerusalem.

    from the article: MESS Report / Israel threatens PA: 'fight violence or we will'
    First published 02:29 08.03.10 | Last updated 16:13 08.03.10
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