Compared with the rapidly developing political and military situation in the Middle East, demographics change at a glacial pace. Yet demographic developments in Israel in recent years have been unfolding with unusual speed, and seem to be accelerating.
In the first 12 years of the current century the number of Arab births in Israel has almost completely flat-lined at around 40,000 per annum. This despite the growing size of the Arab population, which means that the Arab birth rate – births relative to population size – has fallen. Over the same period, Jewish births have risen from 95,000 to 130,000. In the first four months of 2013, the most recent period for which data is available, Jewish births were up 38 percent during the same period for 2001, and Arab births down 6%.
This means that the Arab share of Israeli births, at a little over 22% of the total, is now not much higher than the overall Arab share of the population, at a little under 21% of the total, and well down from its peak of around 30%. The birth rates of Arabs and Jews in Israel are close to converging. This is both significant and unsurprising.
It is significant because it represents a dramatic drop in Arab fertility rates. Since the Arab population is younger and has more women of child-bearing age relative to its size than the Jewish population, it would be expected to have a higher birth rate. The fact that the birth rates of the two communities are close to convergence means that we are nearing the point, if we have not already passed it, when the average Jewish woman in Israel must be having more children than the average Arab woman.
http://pjmedia.com/claudiarosett/unescos-grotesque-embrace-of-che-guevara/?print=1 With an impeccable instinct for venerating murderous thugs, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has now added to its Memory of the World Register the writings of Cuba’s Ernesto “Che” Guevara. That means that the documents generated by Che during his bloody career will now be treated as historical treasures , […]
SILLY ME…I THOUGHT THE 1973 SURPRISE YOM KIPPUR ATTACK ON ISRAEL WHEN AFTER INITIAL SETBACKS ISRAEL PUSHED THE EGYPTIAN TROOPS BACK AND ENCIRCLED EGYPT’S VAUNTED THIRD ARMY OCCURRED IN OCTOBER….WHAT WAS I THINKING?….RSK
Mass protests in support of deposed president Morsi on the Friday of ‘Breaking the Coup’; anti-Morsi demonstrators celebrate army victory over Israel in 1973 war; 2 killed in Sinai rocket attack; 2 killed in Mansoura clashes
Tahrir celebrates army 1973 victory
Thousands at Tahrir paid tribute to the martyrs of the 6 of October War as several banners were put up in praise of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives to defend Egypt’s land.
Many set off fireworks and held the national flag chanting “Long live Egypt.”
In addition, protesters held up posters of military commander-in-chief and Defence Minister Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who has recently gained popularity after the army deposed Morsi on 3 July amid mass nationwide protests against him.
Hundreds had started gathering on Friday at the main stage in the square shortly after breaking their Ramadan fast after sunset.
Parents of martyrs killed in violent clashes over the past couple of years spoke on stage and called upon Egyptian authorities to bring those responsible to justice.
The event was organised by Rebel (Tamarod) campaign, which spearheaded the 30 June protests, and the 30 June Front.
Thousands have also gathered at the presidential palace in Heliopolis to commemorate the anniversary of the 1973 war.
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ I AM NOT TRAYVON MARTIN The latest liberal idiocy involves while college kids apologizing for their “white privilege” by declaring “I am not Trayvon Martin”. Of course they’re more likely to get assaulted going through a black neighborhood, than the Trayvon Martins are going through a white neighborhood, but facts like that stopped mattering […]
At the Democratic National Convention in Boston in 2004 the candidate for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, a young man named Barack Obama gave the keynote speech. It was clear that he had “star power” even though he was promoting the election of the now risible John Kerry/John Edwards team.
The speech was full of his goat herding father, his domestic to the Brits grandfather, his other grandfather’s service in Patton’s army, blah, blah, blah, and their abiding faith in the promise of America. It was also full of “I feel everyone’s pain”…from Arab Americans detained unfairly, workers who lost their jobs, kids whose education is stymied by poverty, poor old folks who can’t pay for their prescriptions, women coping with the vapors, …blah, blah,blah…the usual litany of things that America must fix, with a dollop of the need for work and responsibility. The audience swooned with applause.
Then came this impressive tidbit:
“It is that fundamental belief — it is that fundamental belief — I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sisters’ keeper — that makes this country work.It’s what allows us to pursue our individual dreams, yet still come together as a single American family: “E pluribus unum,” out of many, one.
Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes. Well, I say to them tonight, there’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there’s the United States of America.
There’s not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there’s the United States of America.”
Really Mr. President? Is that why you made that race baiting, grudge inspiring speech about the Martin/Zimmerman case yesterday? Is that why you stoke Black racism exculpating it with past history? Can you seriously blame four generations of teenagers having babies without fathers repeating the tragedies of their great grandmothers on slavery or segregation?
You made things so much worse.
I have no hope you’ll ever change.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/353970/obama-administrations-race-baiting-campaign-andrew-c-mccarthy Democrats want 2014 to be an us-versus-them election. The first thing to remember is that, with the Obama administration, there are no coincidences. The attorney general of the United States is engaged in a shocking extrajudicial publicity campaign. Eric Holder is prosecuting George Zimmerman in the court of public opinion because he knows he […]
It took only six decades of “progressive” policies to bring a great city to its knees. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/353959/downfall-detroit-mark-steyn By the time Detroit declared bankruptcy, Americans were so inured to the throbbing dirge of Motown’s Greatest Hits — 40 percent of its streetlamps don’t work; 210 of its 317 public parks have been permanently closed; it takes […]
THE JONAH FILE NATIONAL REVIEW Welcome to the United States of Trolling In case you didn’t know, trolling is one of those Internet words the kids today use. The Urban Dictionary has a series of entirely serviceable definitions of the term. But the gist of it boils down to pretending to be serious while saying […]
www.shmuelkatz.com It seems John Kerry’s imitation of Henry Kissinger has borne fruit. His sixth trip to jump start ‘peace talks’ in as many months has triggered the desired response, with Arabs and Israelis agreeing to restart negotiations. Unfortunately, getting Israel to the negotiating table is just a first step in squeezing Israel back to […]