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By telegramsam
November 25, 2010
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According to a new report by Hebrew University demographer Sergio de Pergula, the number of Jews in the world has risen for the first time in three decades. The report is here in Hebrew.
The worldwide Jewish population stands at 13,428,300 -- a rise of 1.25 per cent over 2000. That's about 80,000 more Jews.
He may be slightly underestimating, tho, because he puts the number in the US at only 5.275 million, while American Jewish demographers put it closer to 6 million.
According to de Pergula and the Israeli government, the number of Jews in Israel is 5.7 million -- 42 per cent of the total Jewish population. Here in the UK, the number is estimated at 292,000. I was shocked that there are only 250,000 Jews left in Russia and 70,000 or so in South Africa.
One note of caution, however: the percentage of Jews between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean was put at 49.8 per cent of the total population.

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jose (not verified)

Thu, 11/25/2010 - 12:00

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And what is that "state" which is between the river Jordan and the Mediterranean, tspam?

Remember that the percentage of 'Palestinians between Judea-Samaria and Jordan is near to 70%?

Remember that the percentage of Jews in the world is 1/5th of 1%?

Remember that the percentage of Muslims in the world is 20%?

And remember that nobody cares! There are lies, bloody lies and statistics! Especially when used by those who don't know anything about maths.


telegramsam

Thu, 11/25/2010 - 12:07

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Jose, thank you for raising those points. However, Professor de Pergula is a demographer of worldwide renown. His figures figure highly in the strategic thinking of much of the world's Jewish communities, the Jewish Agency, as well as that of the Israeli government. I think it is incumbent upon us to take these findings seriously rather than dismiss them out of hand with a platitude, albeit Dizraelian.


jose (not verified)

Thu, 11/25/2010 - 12:27

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Tspam, you made a 'mistake' in the translation. There are not 49.8% Jews among the total population between Jordan and Mediterranean.

Pergula, whose authority you hide behind after distorting his report, says that there are 49.8% of "kosher Jews". That is, he does not include a good part of Russian Jews and some American Jews as well.

You see, your distorted mind saw there a measure that was not intended by the author. There are lies, bloody lies and statistics! Your use of another's statistics.


telegramsam

Thu, 11/25/2010 - 12:34

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Jose, thanks for that clarification. However, I think it is important to stress that according to the Israeli Interior Ministry, which unfortunately or not (depending on your view) determines who is a "kosher" Jew, the number of "non-kosher" Jews -- or religionless people as the ministry's Population Registration Authority prefers to call them -- is about 300,000. This does not in the short or long run shift the demographic balance much.


jose (not verified)

Fri, 11/26/2010 - 06:05

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On the contrary, 300000, although not much in you half-wit mind is quite a lot for a small country like Israel.
First, it represents 4% of the population. Makes the 'minority' of 49.8% become a majority of 53.8%.

Then the professor also counted in the total the migrant workers and others who, not being citizens of Israel, do not have the right to vote, but are obviously not a terror threat to Israel and are most useful to Israeli elders and handicapped people.

It seems that you have a lot to learn about Israel, before you are able to speak about it.
Your interpretations are so politically-charged that you cannot even see the reality.

Here is the Jerusalem Post article, confirming my translation:
http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=196877

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