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  Elul 13, 5767 , 27/08/07

Jewish Births Up, Arab Births Down

In spite of all the scary demographic figures being bandied about in the media, Israel’s Jewish demographic is actually improving. New figures show that Jewish births have significantly risen as a percentage of overall births in the Jewish state. In 1995 Jewish births accounted for only 59% of overall births. In contrast, in 2007, Jewish births account for over 75% of total births.

Part of this increase is due to a declining Arab birthrate. Between 1999 and 2007, for example, registration for grade one students in Gaza fell by some 8%.

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