The demographic secret about Jerusalem the NY Times refuses to reveal to its readers

In 1967, when Israel captured the eastern part of Jerusalem and put an end to 19 years of illegal Jordanian occupation, there were 72,000 Arabs in the unified city and they comprised 27 percent of its total population.  Today, 43 years later, there are 264,000 Arabs living in Jerusalem and their portion of the population has risen to 34 percent, according to the latest figures of Israel's census bureau.Put another way, in 1967, one out of every 4 Jerusalemites was an Arab. Today, one out of every 3 is an Arab.In the last several decades, Arab construction has consistently outpaced Jewish construction in Israel's capital.  And demographers see no end to the trend of Arabs comprising an ever growing portion of Jerusalem's population -- up to 38 percent by 2020 and close to parity with Jews by mid-century.So, what happened to account for the Arab slice of Jerusalem's population to grow much faster than the Jewish sector?  For one thing, there was an...(Read Full Post)

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