Israeli Diaspora

Settlers against a settlement is the title of the article in the Economist October 18th 2008 issue page 56.
Here is a map of those settlements:

Here is the population trends:

Jewish population 1948 1966 1972 1983 1993 2004 2006
West Bank (excluding Jerusalem) 480 0 1,182 22,800 111,600 234,487 282,400
Gaza Strip 30 0 700 900 4,800 7,826 0
Golan Heights 0 0 77 6,800 12,600 17,265 18,105
East Jerusalem 2300 0 8,649 76,095 152,800 181,587 184,057
Total 2,810 0 10,608 106,595 281,800 441,165 484,562

See the Wikipedia article here for the details.

Now given the increase in illegal Israeli settlers to nearly half a million – one has to ask the question why are the Israelis doing to the Palestinians what they had done unto them tragically scores of times starting from the ancient Egyptian era? Has Israel presented the World a “fait accompli” that too many of its citizens are committed to ? Is this duplicity from Israel’s governement , “Yes, we are trying to achieve a just peace settlement and create a two state solution of lasting peace” while allowing settlements to grow by about 5% every year for the past 13 years? Is thisĀ  a cruel and tasteless Jewish Joke on the World and Jews alike like the Bernie Madoff $50Billion Ponzi Scheme?

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