The Ugly Specter of Nationalism, Again

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Excerpt from the Tuesday, August 21, 2001 Miami Herald:

“Demographics are driving the debate.

Arnon Sofer, a geography professor at Haifa University and Israel’s widely respected demographer, predicts that by the year 2020 there will be 15.2 million people living in the area between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River — 42 percent would be Jews, 58 percent Arabs and “others.”

Separation would still leave more than 1.3 million Israeli Arabs inside Israel proper, plus Jerusalem’s resident Arab population — depending on where Israel might build its wall.”

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