FRIED KOOLAID: 80% of PalArab "refugees" have citizenship!

June 19, 2011

UNRWA
mandate
up
for
renewal


scratching my head…
because I’d accepted those numbers before.

Is there anything about Palestine
that isn’t a lie?


On the eve of World Refugee Day, Z
the Palestinian
Central Bureau of Statistics
released some
interesting numbers.
From Wafa:

According to UNRWA records,
registered Palestinian
refugees totaled 4.8 million
in 2010: 41.6% in Jordan,
23.2% in the Gaza Strip,
16.4% in the West Bank,
9.9% in Syria and 8.9% in Lebanon.
In the Palestinian Territory,
refugees represent 43.4% of the total population in 2011,
with 29.7% of them in the West Bank
and 67.3% in the Gaza Strip.

a Kool-Aid Pickle!

The vast majority of “refugees” living in Jordan have had Jordanian citizenship since 1950, meaning that they cannot be considered refugees in any sense of the word – except for UNRWA’s tortured definition.
But even more bizarre is the characterization of “Palestinian refugees” living in…Palestine! How can people be considered refugees if they live in their own purported country? The most they can claim to be are “displaced persons” which is a completely different thing.
If you add together the Jordanian “refugees” with citizenship and the Palestinian “refugees” who also are citizens of the Palestinian Authority, you see that about 80% of all so-called “Palestinian refugees” are nothing of the sort. You cannot be a citizen of a country and a refugee at the same time.
If UNRWA and the Palestinian Arab leadership and Jordan were interested in solving the so-called refugee problem, they would acknowledge these simple facts and work to mainstream those who still live in camps and depend on UNRWA services into their respective Jordanian and Palestinian Arab societies. Their refusal to do so shows, more than anything else, that the “refugee” problem is an artificial construct, a fake issue that is being exacerbated and prolonged by the very people who pretend that it is their primary concern.
The facts are clear. 80% of the so-called refugees, aren’t. And the only reason they are still called refugees is to use them – some four million people, if you believe UNRWA’s numbers – as pawns to help destroy the Jewish state.
If the US and EU truly want to see peace in the region, this issue must be dealt with head-on. The truth must be exposed, and these “refugees” must be properly categorized and their issues solved within the context of Jordan and the PA. Otherwise, all the calls for negotiations and Israeli concessions are a large shell game to conceal the truth of how the Arabs (and the UN) have been cynically using millions of people as political pawns.
via elderofziyon.blogspot.com and Fried Kool-Aid via blogs.laweekly.com
we’ve been arguing with a stat that didn’t exist


Demographic trends in the Land of Israel

June 9, 2011


Clearly, Obama and Rahm Emanuel anchored their arguments in the conjured estimates of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. A 2006 World Bank study found a “32% ‘inflation’ in the number of Arab births, ” alleged by the Palestinians.

A more recent comprehensive study on Jewish-Arab Demographic Trends in the Land of Israel, published earlier this year by Yakov Faitelson, found that “ in 2011 there is a 66% Jewish majority … in the combined area of pre-1967 Israel, Judea and Samaria.”
The study demonstrated that “Despite 120 years of demographic calamity projections, the Jewish population in the Land of Israel succeeded to grow from a 5% minority to a 60% majority.”

“In 2010, the Jewish fertility rate is 63% higher than Lebanon’s, 53% higher than Iran’s, 33% higher than Turkey’s and Kuwait’s, 23% higher than Saudi Arabia’s, slightly higher than Egypt’s and only 7% and 4% lower than Jordan’s and Syria’s respectively.” “Israeli Arab fertility rate has collapsed since the 1970s [due to a most

successful integration into the infrastructures of education, employment, finance, politics, culture, sports, etc.]…It declined to 3.5 births per woman in 2009.”
“In 1995, there were 2.34 Jewish births per 1 Arab birth. In 2009-10, there were 3.12 Jewish births per 1 Arab birth.”

“The demographic trends within pre-1967 Israel are identical to those in Judea and Samaria…but, in a much faster pace. The fertility rate of Judea and Samaria Arabs dropped from 6.44 births per woman in 1990 to 3.12 births in 2010…lower than Israeli Arabs and substantially lower than the Jewish fertility rate in the Jerusalem region.”

1.  “Despite 120 years of demographic calamity projections, the Jewish population in the Land of Israel succeeded to grow from a 5% minority to a 60% majority.”
2.  “The expanded Jewish population (6,122,000) grows faster than the highest scenario of the 2007 projection made by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics.  The Arab population (1,573,000) grows in accordance with the lowest scenario.”
3. “According to the UN Population Division, the overall Middle East fertility rate peaked during the 1950s (6.33 births per woman) and declined gradually to 2.95 births in 2010.”
4. “The Jewish fertility rate has risen since 1995, reaching 2.9 in 2010.”
5. “In 2010, the Jewish fertility rate is 63% higher than Lebanon’s, 53% higher than Iran’s, 33% higher than Turkey’s and Kuwait’s, 23% higher than Saudi Arabia’s, slightly higher than Egypt’s and only 7% and 4% lower than Jordan’s and Syria’s respectively.”
6. “The growth in Jewish fertility is driven by secular and not by religious or ultra-religious Jews. Since 2003, there has been a decline in ultra-religious fertility…The surge in secular fertility is driven mainly by the Olim (immigrants) from the former USSR…Their children and grandchildren has adopted typical Israeli fertility rates. According to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, Israeli-born Jewish fertility rate was over 3 births in 2009.”
7. “Israeli Arab fertility rate has collapsed since the 1970s [due to a most successful integration into the infrastructures of education, employment, finance, politics, culture, sports, etc.]…It declined to 3.5 births per woman in 2009…By 2009 only 8.4% of 15 year old Arab women did not enroll in school.”
8. “In 1995, there were 2.34 Jewish births per 1 Arab birth. In 2009-10, there were 3.12 Jewish births per 1 Arab birth.”
9. “The demographic trends within pre-1967 Israel are identical to those in Judea and Samaria…but, in a much faster pace. The fertility rate of Judea and Samaria Arabs dropped from 6.44 births per woman in 1990 to 3.12 births in 2010…lower than Israeli Arabs and substantially lower than the Jewish fertility rate in the Jerusalem region.”
10. “Net-emigration from the Palestinian Authority was 321,239 during 2007-1994, averaging about 23,000 annually.”
11. “Mustafa Khawaja of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics: Net-emigration in 2007 reached about 60,000…Jordan recorded 44,000 and 63,000 net-emigration, during the first eight months in 2009 and 2008 respectively, through its-controlled international passages along the Jordan River.”