February 16, 2013

The Palestinian Demographic Weapon

Robert Fattal, Ynet News

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On December 31, 2012 the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics released a report on the demographics of Palestinians. Rather than going through the effort of talks with the Netanyahu government, Palestinians are now talking to all of Israel. Israelis can be forgiven for not paying much notice, given other issues like absorbing the consequences of the elections. But the Palestinians have dispensed with the usual bromide you would expect of talking about prosperity through peace, and have begun to let it slip in an official way that demographics is the inconvenient truth Israelis should be grappling with.

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