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Opinion Articles


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  2. Research Articles
  3. Opinion Articles
  4. Press
  5. Demographic Trends in the Land of Israel (1800-2007), Faitelson


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Opinion Articles


Defusing the demographic scare, Paul Morland, Haaretz, 8.05.09

Debacle of Demographic Fatalism, Yoram Ettinger, IsraelNN.com, 30.03.09.

Bursting the demographic bubble: from baseless demographic fatalism to well-documented demographic optimism, Yoram Ettinger, Viewpoint Magazine, Spring 2009.


Let's leverage the good demographic news, Yoram Ettinger, The Jerusalem Post, Posted on 22.02.09.


The Prime Minister Is Mistaken and Misleading, Yoram Ettinger, Maariv daily, 12.11.2008.

Defusing the Demographic Time Bomb, by Bennett Zimmerman and Michael Wise, inFocus, Spring 2008.

Demographic implosion in Muslim societies, Yoram Ettinger, The Jerusalem Post, Posted on 26.10.08.


Projection which Does Not Fulfill Itself, Yoram Ettinger, Globes, 21.08.08.

Demographic Optimism, Not Fatalism, Yoram Ettinger, the Washington Jewish Week, 25.07.08.

Israel Central Bureau of Panic, Yoram Ettinger, Ynet, 26.03.08.


Israel's demographic concern, Raja Kamal, The Chicago Tribune, 24.03.08


A demographic threat on the wane, Meron Benvenisti, Haaretz, 19.02.08.

The Palestinian Census - Smoke & Mirrors, Yoram Ettinger, Ynet, 10.02.08.

Demography is the key, A Vilan and M. Stroun, Ynet, 10.12.07.


Demography becoming an asset, Yoram Ettinger,  Ynet, 6.12.07.


The prime minister is mistaken and misleading, Yoram Ettinger, Ynet, 3.12.07.


The threat of the demographic threat, Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 2.12.07


The Jerusalem roadmap: expand, do not shrink!, Yoram Ettinger, Ynet, 15.10.07.


Demography constitutes a strategic asset, not a liability, MABAT, Israel's Intelligence, October 2007.


Accuracy & responsibility in demographics, Bennett Zimmerman, Yoram Ettinger, Michael Wise and Roberta Seid, Ma’ariv daily, 19.08.2007.


Preserving Israel, By Bennett Zimmerman and Michael L. Wise with Roberta Seid, The Washington Times, 03.08.07.


Demography – A strategic asset, not a liability, “Kivoonim Chadashim” (“New Directions”), By Bennett Zimmerman, Yoram Ettinger, Mike Wise and Roberta Seid, The American-Israel Demographic Research Group (AIDRG), July 2007.


A solid Jewish majority in Jerusalem, Bennett Zimmerman, Yoram Ettinger, Dr. Roberta Seid, and Dr. Michael Wise, The American-Israel Demographic Research Group (AIDRG), Omedia, 16.05.07.


The myth of the demographic machete, Bennett Zimmerman & Dr. Mike Wise, Dr. Roberta Seid, Makor Rishon weekly, 23.03.07.


Undemocratic demography, M. Cohen-Eliya and G. Stopler, Ynet, 16.02.07.

Whose uterus is it anyway?, Ynet, Yoram Ettinger & Iris Mizrachi, 6.02.07

Reproduction Is Good For Israel’s Economy, Yoram Ettinger, Bennett Zimmerman, Dr. Mike Wise, Dr. Roberta Seid, Ynet, 6.02.07.


Demographic Misrepresentation – Examine No Evil, Know No Evil, Report No Evil, Yoram Ettinger, "Nekudah" monthly, January, 2007

Israel's Real Demographic Problem, Eric Rozenman, WZO Hagshama, 3.01.07

How Has Demographic Fatalism Afflicted Israel's Center and Right, Yoram Ettinger, News1, 26.12.06.


Realignment or Extinction, Ynet, Arnon Sofer, 15.09.06


What demographic problem, Yoram Ettinger, netanyahu.org, 28.05.06


Beware demographic hysteria, Shuli Dichter, Ynet, 15.05.06


Demographic threat a myth, Yoram Ettinger, Ynet, 9.02.06.


Voodoo Demographics, Bennett Zimmerman, Roberta Seid and Michael L. Wise, Azure No. 25, Summer 2006.

False demographics lead to destructive solutions By Bennett Zimmerman, Dr. Roberta Seid and Dr. Michael Wise, Jewish Telegraph Agency, 25.06.06.

The Case against Demographobia, by Yoram Ettinger, Ynet, 19.06.06.

Demographobia, Yoram Ettinger, Ynet, 19.06.06


Using old numbers, forecasts offer wrong predictions for Arab growth, By Bennett Zimmerman, Roberta Seid and Michael L. Wise, JTA Op-Ed, 4.05.06.


Doomsday falsehoods, By Bennett Zimmerman, Roberta Seid and Michael L. Wise, The Washington Times, 24.04.06.


Will a retreat from geography secure demography?, Yoram Ettinger, 8.03.06.


Arab Israelis by the numbers, Yaron London, Ynet, 26.02.06


The self destruct double standard, Yoram Ettinger, Ynet, 31.01.06.


More pullouts needed to preserve Jewish country, Arnon Sofer, Ynet, 24.01.06.


Demographic bluff, Yisrael Rosen, Ynet, 26.01.06.

A question of numbers, Sergio Della Pergola, Haaretz, 25.01.06.

Dr. Nick Eberstadt endorses "The 1.3MN Gap", 23.01.06.


The million-and-a-half person gap, Zimmerman, Seid and Wise, Haaretz, 9.09.05.


Israel's Identity Crisis, Aluf Benn, Global Policy Forum, 16.05.05.


Battle of numbers: Jewish minority by 2020, Sergio Dellapergola, The Jerusalem Post, 17.05.05.


Battle of numbers: What Demographic time bomb?, Bennett Zimmerman, Roberta Seid, and Michael L. Wise, the Jerusalem Post, 16.05.05.

Demographic self-defense, Editorial Opinion, the Jerusalem Post, 5.04.05.


This Time Bomb is a Dud, by Joel H. Golovensky, Esq. Jerusalem Report: 21.03.05.


The demographic key, Uzi Arad, Haaretz, 16.02.05.

Democracy versus demography, Haaretz, Lev Greenberg, 9.02.05

Demographic politics, Aluf Benn, Haaretz, 2.02.2005.

Beware the demographic demon, Meron Benvenisti, Haaretz, 27.01.05.

The ‘demographic scarecrow’, Avraham Tal, Haaretz, 24.01.05.

Mideast Bombshell, Editorial Opinion, the New York Sun, 17.01.05.

Palestinian over count, Joel Mowbray, Washington Times, 13.01.05.


Demography and demagoguery, Uzi Arad, Haaretz, 6.08.04


Enough of this demographic panic, Avirama Golan, Haaretz, 17.02.04


Demography - threat or problem, Yakov Faitelson, 18.12.2003.


A Jewish demographic state, Lily Galili, Haaretz, 27.06.02.  







Backing into a Jewish Majority in Israel, JCPA, Daniel J. Elazar, 1987.



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"I never promised to keep my promise", Joel H. Golovensky, The Jerusalem Post, 1.2.15
"Israel Should Counterattack at the UNSC", Emmanuel Navon, Mida, 1.1.15
"Jewish state bill debate not ideological", Avi Dichter, Israel Hayom, 5.12.14
"A Service for Hamas", Adi Shwartz, 06.08.14
"Don't I Have A Right To Live In Peace, Too?", Jonathan Biron, Forbes, 31.07.14
"EXCLUSIVE: Combating Israel’s Haters One Checkpoint at a Time", Breaking Israel News, 30.06.14
"Arab World: Leading Egypt to a better future? ", Zvi Mazel, the Jerusalem Post, 24.05.14
"A settlement doctor reaches out to his Palestinian neighbors", Elhanan Miller, the Times of Israel website, 27.03.14
"A state of all its nationalities?", Dror Eydar, Israel Hayom, 07.03.14
" Ariel Sharon: Warrior or war criminal?", Aljazira, 13.01.14
"What we talk about when we talk about New Year's", Elad Kimelman, Haaretz, 02.01.14 /
"Lies I've been told about 'occupation'", Yoel Ben-Nun, ynet, 10.01.14
"Poll Reveals the Cost of Two Chief Rabbis", The Yeshiva World, 01.01.14
"Mind the gaps", Avner Golov, Israel Hayom, 27/11/13
'Pickup lines for the European Union', Nicolas Touboul, Times of Israel, 17.7.13
"A Jewish Majority in the Land of Israel The Resilient Jewish State", Yakov Faitelson, Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2013
Breaking the Monopoly: Right Wing Human Rights, Maayana Miskin, Arutz Sheva, 5.4.2013

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