The Case for Demographic Optimism, October 16, 2009

The all time record of daily Jewish births at Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital, set on September 21, 2009, reflects the substantial rise in Israel's Jewish fertility. Delivery rooms function at 100% capacity.


The Pernicious Myth of Demographic Fatalism

Shalom Magazine, Switzerland, May 17, 2009

There is no demographic time bomb; there is a demographic scarecrow bomb.

Demographic Optimism; Not Fatalism

Detroit Jewish News, April 16, 2009

On the eve of Israel's 1948 Declaration of Independence, Prof. Roberto Bachi, the founder of Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, projected that in 2001 there will be 2.3mn Jews in Israel, constituting a 33% minority.  In 2001, there was a solid 60% Jewish majority, of five million. 


The erroeneous assumption that Jews are doomed to become a minority between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean has eroded confidence in the future of the Jewish State.  

The Debacle of Demographic Fatalism, March 23, 2009

Demographobia – the illogical fear of Arab demography – has become a central element shaping Israel's national security policy, even though it is groundless. 

Demographic Policy for Israel, February 23, 2009

The bubble of demographic fatalism is bursting, according to the most recent data published by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (ICBS).  

Demographic implosion in Muslim societies, October 26, 2008

The UN Population Division reports a sharp decline of fertility rates in Muslim countries, excluding Afghanistan and Yemen.

Demographic Optimism, Not Pessimism

The Washington Jewish Week, July 25, 2008

According to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, the annual number of Jewish births has increased by 40% between 1995 (80,400) and 2007 (112,543), while the annual number of “Green Line” Arab births has stabilized around 39,000 during the same period.  

Israel Central Bureau of Panic,7340,L-3525885,00.html, March 26, 2008

Since 1948, many demographic doomsday projections have been crashed against the rocks of reality, due to erroneous demographic assumptions.

Yoram debates Prof. Arnon Soffer, Haifa University

The demographic trend is Jewish, TV Ch#10,, February 18, 2008

 From 1995 the annual number of Arab birth, west of the Jordan River, has stabilized, while the annual number of Jewish births has surged.

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