I agree with the analysis, however, it shouldn’t become the basis for demanding a ”single state”.
What Israel doesn’t need (IMHO, but they are free to decide for themselves) are a couple more million Muslim citizens. Arabs in the ancient lands of Judea and Samaria fall into the Jordan (de facto Palestinian Arab) state, and the Egyptian accented Gazans folded back into Egypt, the rest of the area open for Israeli homes. Case closed.
NOTE: The only areas Arabs are breeding in greater numbers than the host society is in Europe, the welfare state and dough headed politicians are much to blame for it.
H/T: Dennis Mitzner
The myth of the inevitable Jewish minority in Israel
By Jeff Jacoby
| GLOBE COLUMNIST JUNE 26, 2013
ISRAEL IS “running out of time,” Secretary of State John Kerry told the American Jewish Committee in Washington this month. A two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict must be reached soon or “the insidious campaign to de-legitimize Israel will only gain steam,” he warned. “Israel will be left to choose between being a Jewish state or a democratic state, but it will not be able to fulfill the founders’ visions of being both at once.”
It’s an old refrain, erroneous but popular: Israel must make peace with the Palestinians before high Arab birthrates turn the Jews into a minority in their own land.
In Jerusalem a few months ago, President Obama echoed the same claim.
“Given the demographics west of the Jordan River, the only way for Israel to endure and thrive as a Jewish and democratic state is through the realization of an independent and viable Palestine.”
This so-called “demographic argument” may sound compelling, even ominous. But it rests on an obsolete stereotype of Arab women as baby mills, outbreeding their Jewish sisters at such a pace that it is only a matter of time before Jews are numerically overwhelmed.