It’s Demographic Optimism, Stupid!

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3934006,00.html, August 11, 2010

In 2010, a surge in the Israeli Jewish fertility rate is a long-term, unique global phenomenon, while fertility rates decline sharply in the Third World in general and in Muslim countries in particular.  

No Demographic Time Bomb; It's a Demographic Scarecrow Bomb

Australian Jewish News, May 14, 2010

Anyone suggesting that Jews are doomed to become a minority between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean is either dramatically mistaken or outrageously misleading. 

In Defiance of Demographic Fatalism

http://www.jpost.com/Cooperations/Google/Default.aspx?q=yoram%20ettinger%20defiance%20demographic%20fatalism, December 31, 2009

In 1948, Prime Minister Ben Gurion declared independence in defiance of demographic fatalism, which was perpetrated by Israel's leading demographers. Ben Gurion pursued pro-active demography.

Prez Clinton, You're Wrong!

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3808053,00.html, November 20, 2009

On November 15, 2009, former President Clinton erred when stating: "Two things remain unchanged since 1993 – geography and demographics.  Palestinians have more children than Israelis can have or import."

The Case for Demographic Optimism

http://www.thejewishweek.com/viewArticle/c55_a16935/Editorial__Opinion/Opinion.html, October 16, 2009

The all time record of daily Jewish births at Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital, set on September 21, 2009, reflects the substantial rise in Israel's Jewish fertility. Delivery rooms function at 100% capacity.

 

The Pernicious Myth of Demographic Fatalism

Shalom Magazine, Switzerland, May 17, 2009

There is no demographic time bomb; there is a demographic scarecrow bomb.

Demographic Optimism; Not Fatalism

Detroit Jewish News, April 16, 2009

On the eve of Israel's 1948 Declaration of Independence, Prof. Roberto Bachi, the founder of Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, projected that in 2001 there will be 2.3mn Jews in Israel, constituting a 33% minority.  In 2001, there was a solid 60% Jewish majority, of five million. 

BURSTING THE DEMOGRAPHIC BUBBLE

http://www.youngisrael.org/content/viewpoint/PDFs/viewpointspring2009.pdf, April 01, 2009

The erroeneous assumption that Jews are doomed to become a minority between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean has eroded confidence in the future of the Jewish State.  

The Debacle of Demographic Fatalism

http://www.news1.co.il/Archive/003-D-36497-00.html?tag=20-11-32, March 23, 2009

Demographobia – the illogical fear of Arab demography – has become a central element shaping Israel's national security policy, even though it is groundless. 

Demographic Policy for Israel

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1233304849323&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull, February 23, 2009

The bubble of demographic fatalism is bursting, according to the most recent data published by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (ICBS).  

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