1. Since 1967 Jerusalem 'sJe w i sh population has increased by only 105% , while itsAr a b population has increased by 156% . In other words, despiteAr a b charges thatI sr a e l is "Judaizing"the city,
3. While theAr a b population ofJe r u sa l e m has increased greatly,
crowding has actually decreased. Since1 9 6 7 the number of rooms-
per-person inAr a b households has increased by 11% .
5. Meron Benvenisti , the former Deputy Mayor ofJe r u sa l e m , now much quoted byI sr a e l's critics, in the past criticized propagandists who distortedAr a b andJe w i sh population growth inJe r u sa l e m :
so much on real facts as on the declarations of politicians. The efforts made for the rapid construction and development of the city brought about a relatively swift growth of theJe w i sh population, but they also
"The sedentary population ofJe r u sa l e m numbers about 15,500 souls,
of whom 4,000 are Mussulmans [Muslim s] and 8,000Je w s. ...[ the]
Mussulmans, forming about a fourth of the population [ are not a
them to defame as "racist " anyone who, out of concern for the
cultural self-preservation of the Jewish people, recommends some
limitation on thev o t i n g power ofI sr a e l's burgeoningAr a b population.
(The simple desire for cultural self-preservation prompted Japan to
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