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In 1948 Jews were the majority in what is now Israel...

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Submitted by Peter Forsythe (Hong Kong), Jun 22, 2011 at 10:46

Prof Pipes: you say:

...at the time of the British withdrawal in 1948, Jews owned only 6 to 10 percent of the territory's land area. True, but when one discounts uncultivated and public land, the percentage becomes very much higher.

Actually, it's even better than that: the number of Jews in what is now Israel, at 1948, was about 538k ,vs 397k Arabs. See Alan Dershowitz, The Case for Israel, p27. [sources in his book]

Great article! Love your stuff and always looking out for more of your postings...

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