No Arab Demographic Time Bomb

(Jewish Political Studies Review) Amb. Yoram Ettinger - Contrary to conventional wisdom, the Jewish state is not facing an Arab demographic time bomb. In 2018 there were 1.85 million Arabs in the West Bank (not 3 million as claimed by the Palestinians), 1.6 million Israeli Muslim Arabs, 130,000 Israeli Druze, 130,000 Israeli Christian Arabs, and seven million Jews - a 65.5% Jewish majority in the combined area of pre-1967 Israel and the West Bank. By 2017 the Jewish fertility rate had risen to 3.16 births per woman, exceeding the Arab fertility rate in the West Bank of 3 births per woman. Recent years have seen an annual net Jewish immigration of 25,000-30,000, while net Arab emigration from the West Bank has been 20,000 annually.

2019-06-07 00:00:00

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