Tag Archive for Demographics

Report: Study shows Jerusalem’s Arab population growth less than Jewish


A Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies report that Jerusalem’s population growth per capita has remained steady since 1967, and that due to education, modernization ushering women’s advancements, the argument that Jerusalem will have a non-Jewish majority in the future is no longer accurate.

By Amit Cotler


The population in Jerusalem has been steadily increasing since 1967 while the increase in the city’s Arab population is on a steady decline, according to new research.

“The Jewish populace is, of course, the majority, and although that majority is diminishing, the rate in which it is doing so is slowing down,” said Yair Assaf-Shapira, a researcher in the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies. Continue Reading »

Historical First: Israeli Jewish & Arab births are equal


No longer a demographic threat in Israel, as Jewish women are having more and more children, while Arab mothers have been doing the opposite.


By Israel Today Staff


Israel’s Bureau of Statistics this week announced that for the first time in the history of the modern State of Israel, the Jewish birth rate is on par with the Arab birth rate. Both Jewish and Arab women are having an average of 3.13 children.

 A newborn baby - Photo: Indrani/Wikimedia Commons

A newborn baby – Photo: Indrani/Wikimedia Commons

Several years ago, the birth rate for Arab women stood at 4.3 children, while their Jewish counterparts were only having 2.6 children on average. Continue Reading »

Palestinian Wage Demographic War With the Jews Over the Land

Palestinian officials claim their population is growing by 1 million every few years. Israeli experts say the demographic threat is a myth facilitated by the ludicrous reliance on statistics provided by the Palestinian Authority.

By Aviel Schneider


Some 6.1 million Palestinian Arabs live between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, 100,000 less than the number of Jews who live in the same area. That according to figures published this week by the Palestinian Bureau of Statistics in honor of “Nakba Day” – the commemoration of the “disaster” of Israel’s rebirth on May 14, 1948.

For years various Israeli experts, like Prof.

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Contrary to Popular Thought Israel is Not Facing Demographic Threat

From Khameini to Obama, even Netanyahu,  is using flawed data to maneuver Israel into a 2-state solution

By Israel Today Staff



From the American secretary of state to left-wing Israeli politicians to the mullahs of Iran, many subscribe to the notion that if Israel does not surrender the “West Bank” for the creation of a Palestinian state, it will be overwhelmed by an Arab population that will destroy the Jewish character of the state.

Dr. Guy Bachor – Photo courtesy

Not so, argued an Israeli expert citing such reputable sources as the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics and the CIA World Fact Book. Continue Reading »

Bank of Israel chief warns ultra-Orthodox & Arab sectors could drag economy backward


Dr. Karnit Flug, the Bank of Israel Governor, believes a tax increase may be required to meet needs created by growing demographic trends in Arab and haredi sectors.

United Torah Judaism MK calls Flug’s comments “incitement.”

By Hezi Sternlicht, Zeev Klein, Yehuda Shlezinger


Current demographic trends could cause Israel’s economy to regress in terms of employment rates, Bank of Israel Governor Dr. Karnit Flug warned Monday.

Bank of Israel Governor Dr. Karnit Flug – Photo: Lior Mizrahi

Flug, speaking at a Central Bureau of Statistics seminar, said that “the makeup of the population is expected to change, with greater weight comprised by the Arab and especially the haredi sectors.” Continue Reading »

Liberman: Israel’s Future Border with Palestine to be ‘Near Highway 6’

FM Liberman supports agreement, but asks how the future Palestinian state will accommodate it’s 3 million new Arab residents from the refugee camps.

By Maayana Miskin


Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman spoke in favor of Israel-Palestinian Authority diplomacy on Sunday, while rejecting some of the PA’s key demands.

Liberman began by thanking United States Secretary of State John Kerry for his efforts to push a deal. “I want to express genuine appreciation for Kerry’s efforts, and for his stance regarding security in particular,” he said.

“Any alternative proposal that Israel gets from the international community will be worse than what Kerry offered,” he argued. Continue Reading »