Israel is being debated over demography at the Knesset 2
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Juli Choquet
Thursday 12 April 2018 Last update on Thursday, April 12, 2018 At 9:05 AM

Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics released the detailed demography in its territory. As Israel will celebrate next month the 70th anniversary of the state creation, the demography of both the Israeli and the Palestinian territories is playing a central role in the 2 states solutions.

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) 1.84 million of Arabs are living in Israel territory. The same source estimate that the same amount of jews are living between the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan Valley. If true, this would be a historical moment for the Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation.

On one hand, the number of Jews inside the Israeli state surrender by Arab community has never been that high than before. On the other hand, Arab community living inside Israeli State has never been that higher than it is today.

The Arab community in Israel and in the Palestinian territories reach 6,5 million. In addition, the Gaza population is counting 2 million of people. Meaning that the total amount of Arab community is representing 8,5 million of people in the whole region and Israel official statistics reported 8,5 million of people (2016 census).

The question raised by the demographic change is about the sustainability of the democratic system in Israel. They have to decide whether they remain a democracy or a state denying the vote to the Palestinian. With a frozen two-state solution, some rose their voices to demand a one-state option in which Palestinian would obtain the right to vote. Numerously, this will be at the Israeli Jews disadvantage.

Demography implies in Israel or in Palestine political dynamics building an overview of the future relationships between the two nations.

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