January 01, 2013

Same racism different year

There's an article on the Washington Post site headed, Why demographics are still a concern for some Israeli Jews.  Here's a taste:

in Israel, Jewish policymakers are heralding the fact that the country’s Jewish population has passed the 6 million mark for the first time — a historically significant number, they say, because that’s the number of Jews who were killed in the Holocaust.
“It’s a great joy to know there are more than 6 million Jews in Israel,” Dina Porat, chief historian of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust museum, told the Guardian.
It’s cause for celebration, but the 6 million figure doesn’t entirely put Israeli Jews at ease.
The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics released its own figures this week, predicting that the number of Arabs in Israel and Palestine will equal the number of Jews by 2016 and exceed it by 2020, buoyed in part by the Palestinians’ overall higher birthrate.
All of this of course excludes the millions of Palestinians who have been ethnically cleansed from Palestine altogether.


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