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Population blessing?

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Submitted by Paul Martin (Ireland), Jun 14, 2011 at 09:22

Mr. Pipes' note of the outstanding outlook for Israel's population begs for one clarification: Just how much of the expected growth of Israel's (young) population will be due to the country's Palestinian (or Israeli Arab) population - sometimes called "Israel's time-bomb"?

Many thanks for any clarification on this point.

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The gap between Muslim and Jewish birth rates has narrowed and may disappear before long.

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