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Question about East Jerusalem

Reader comment on item: What If: Fifty Years After the Six-Day War

Submitted by William (United States), Jun 14, 2017 at 11:43

I learned a few things from this statement such as the offer of citizenship to Jerusalem's Palestinian population. I need clarification about current Jewish and Palestinian demography in East Jerusalem. The author states "these led to a long-term demographic and housing competition that Palestinians are winning, jeopardizing the Jewish nature of the Jews' historic capital."

I thought that there is now housing for tens of thousands of Israelis in East Jerusalem. Are the Palestinians really winning the housing competition?


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Daniel Pipes replies:

They really are - and in large part because they build illegally with impunity. Jews, in contrast, must endure a long & cumbersome permission process.

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