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Your Jewish population number is optimistic

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in response to reader comment: if we're nice to them, they'll be nice to us and then maybe go away.

Submitted by sara (United States), Apr 7, 2012 at 17:37

GIK. I agree with your point but the issue is further confounded by the number you quote for Jews worldwide. There are estimates of between 14-15 million Jews left living on earth. The Muslim population number is vastly inflated, as with everything (see Dr Pipes' piece on the inflated percentages of Muslims reported in the US). So I would have used 14.5 to be safe.

What is even worse than that is, of those 16, 15, or even 14 million, many of those are not self identified as Jews, are atheist or are Jews in name only. I know too many of these. Then there are those Jews who identify as Jews but feel that Israel is an oppressor against the poor Palestinians and basically want her to commit suicide to 'give peace a chance'. Then there are those who don't involve themselves in politics or religion, and finally, those Jews who identify with Judaism and who support Israel and her democratic government in the ME. Not too many of those left, and dwindling daily.


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