One of the main arguments behind the Oslo accords, and the Israeli Left's insistence on establishing a second Palestinian state west of the Jordan River, was the demographic bomb. According to the conventional wisdom, Israel had to cede the West Bank and Gaza because if it didn't Arabs would very soon outnumber Jews in the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. But what if this were not the case? Caroline Glick looks at
a new report (accessible at www.pademographics.com
) that shows that the assumptions about Palestinian population growth have been wrong, and in fact were most likely propaganda from the Palestinian Authority meant to demoralize Israeli society.