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Today’s anti/non-Zionists refuse to acknowledge Jerusalem’s Jewish history and status or the fact that a concept of “East/West Jerusalem”, at the most, was a 19 year aberration in the city’s 3000 year history.

One measure is demography. What was the percentage of the city’s Jewish community amongst the various populations prior to the city becoming “Israeli”? The city, by 1870, already had a Jewish plurality. And the succeeding years?


For reference:

The first table presents the growth of Jerusalem’s population and as it is in Hebrew, we need read from right to left.

The years are 1880, 1900, 1910, 1931 and 1948.

In the walled Old City, the population dropped from 19,000 to 2,000 and of course, on May 28, 1948, the Jewish Quarter, the last of the areas where Jews still lived, surrendered.

In the New City, the Jewish population grew from 2,000 to 98,000.

The lower table focuses on the Old City with its Jewish and Arab population in 1880, 1910, 1922 and 1931, the last two years from the official British census counts (here and here). hy there are slight differences,  do not know.

In any case, the Arab terror riots of 1929 and then 1936-39 quite clearly caused an ethnic cleansing result of Jews from the city where Jews had lived consistently since the 12th century and in previous centuries, from 135 CE, at the will of foreign subjugators and rulers as feasible.

A second reference source of Jerusalem populations figures broken down to Arabs and Jews:

The figures are in the 1000s.^

{From the author’s blog}


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Yisrael Medad resides in Shiloh and is a foreign media spokesperson for the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities.