Etikettarkiv: Befolkning

Obama och Netanyahu

Här kommer min enormt genomträngande, djupgående kommentar till Obama-Netanyahumötet som jag följt lite förstrött från åskådarläktaren: det väsentliga är att vi kommer från blablabla-stadiet till implementera-på-markytan-stadiet. Kom ihåg: när israeliska bosättare bränner bildäck på Ayalon, då börjar det eventuellt hända något.

Men även blablabla-stadiet verkar ha skakat upp den israeliska regeringen lite. Obamas administration har tydligen lagt fram en fredsplan som inte utarbetats tillsammans med Israel, o ve o fasa! Hörde just Uzi Landau (”inte en centimeter” och ”nej, nej och åter nej”) i radion och han var väldigt upprörd.

Till alla upprörda skulle jag vilja påminna om hur befolkningssituationen inom gränserna för det forna brittiska Palestinamandatet (utan Jordanien) ser ut idag, maj 2009, och ställa frågan: Vad händer om Israels vägran att gå med på en tvåstatslösning baserad på 67 års gränser plus landutväxling leder till att palestinierna inser att kampen har misslyckats och istället kräver medborgarskap??

Tabell med hänvisningar courtesy of Shaul Arieli.

Palestinians2

Jews[2]

Area

1,228,000

5,104,000

Within 1967 borders

270,000

(58.2%)

194,000

(41.8%)

East Jerusalem3

1,498,0004

5,298,000

Total (territory under Israeli law)

2,231,000

(88.3%)

295,000

(11.7%)

West Bank

1,460,000

(100%)

0

Gaza

5,189,000

5,593,0005

Total

0

320,000

Immigrants not registered as Jews (others)6

5,189,000

(46.7%)

5,913,000

(53.3%)

Total

7,411,000

Jews and others – 79.8% (75.5+4.3)

Arabs – 20.2%

Residents of Israel7 (67’+Jerusalem+Jews in West Bank)

3,691,000

Residents of West Bank and Gaza8

11,102,000

Jews and others – 53.3%

Arabs – 46.7%

Total number of residents

 

 


[1] The data about Jews and Arabs in The State of Israel is taken from Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics publications (May 2009).

2 The data about Arabs in the West Bank and in Gaza is taken from Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics publications (May 2009).

3 70,500 dunam territory that is under Israeli law, jurisdiction, and administration since June 1967, after the Six Day War. Its Jewish residents are Israeli citizens, while the vast majority of its Arab residents aren’t Israeli citizens, but Israeli residents (Israeli ID), by virtue of the fact that annexed East Jerusalem is under Israeli law, and not because they applied for residence. The international community doesn’t recognize the Israeli annexation and considers the Jewish neighborhoods in that area to be illegal settlements as they consider settlements in West Bank. 300,000 more Jews live in western Jerusalem.

4 This number includes the Arab Christians, the Druze and the Bedouins that are Israeli citizens.

5 Considered as the formal number of Jews in Israel including those living beyond the green line, according to Central Bureau of Statistics publications.

6 Immigrants from the Soviet Union and their descendants that aren’t registered as Jews.

7 Considered as the formal number of Israeli residents including Jews living beyond the green line, according to Central Bureau of Statistics.

8 The Palestinian residents of the West Bank and Gaza are under the responsibility of the PA. This number doesn’t include the Palestinians in East Jerusalem. However, these have the right to participate in the PA parliamentary and presidential elections since 1996 in accordance with the interim agreement (Oslo).

 

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