Numbers Aren't Everything

Aryeh Deri and Ehud Olmert may bring in the votes - but at what price to Israeli democracy?

As readers of this newspaper, you are probably aware of the reports this week on new data from the Central Bureau of Statistics which indicate that there is no longer a Jewish majority among the 12 million people living "between the sea and the river," or if you prefer in Eretz Yisrael or Palestine (this includes pre-1967 borders Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. ) It will hardly surprise you...