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Submitted by Bryan Jackson (Canada), Apr 11, 2006 at 12:43

There are four million Jews versus 2 million or so Palestinians. And how many of those would become Israeli citizens or leave to go to other Arab nations? Shift demographics yes. But it would likely help Israel's economy - because the Israelis prefer to be bosses, not workers, whereas the Arabs don't see to care as much - and likely Israel would remain dominated by Jews. Millions more Jews live abroad - and some still do migrate to Israel. I have little doubt that many more would go to Israel if it was attractive to them - and a prosperous nation where a person stepping off the plane can get jobs and help to get a good life in order is a big draw. A friend of mine who is Jewish did just that when he turned 19. He wanted to visit "the holy land", went to visit and never came back. He stayed, did his time in the IDF and became a guy making aircraft in Tel Aviv.

As much as it could be an issue - and I admit, it could be - I don't think the Israelis would so much mind having these Arabs around, especially if everybody benefits from them. These people would likely be able to get their share of Israel's prosperity. This makes terrorism less likely.
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