Israel: July 30, 2003


Three years of violence are hurting Israel in many ways, including immigration. For the first six months of 2003, there was a 39 percent drop in immigrants. The drop from two years ago was 59 percent. In all of 2001, there were 44,000 immigrants to Israel, and 10-15,000 people leaving. The number of people leaving has not changed, but it appears that the number coming to Israel in 2003 will be closer to 5,000. This net population loss plays well in the Palestinian community, as it is seen as evidence that the terror campaign and that the Jews are being driven out of Israel. There are currently 6.7 million Israelis (not all of them Jewish), with about 200,000 Jews living in the "settlements" in Palestinian territory. The settler population is growing nearly six percent a year, triple the rate of the rest of Israel.




You Can Throw Us A Rope!

Go to other sites on the World Wide Web and they look like the a mad marketer has gained control of them. Lots of ads and little content! Ad revenues are down for everyone! We don’t want to follow the crowd by plastering our site with ads. But here is the deal we cannot keep our site relative ad free without your support. Each month we need your subscriptions or contributions plus what meager ad revenue we do receive to stay in business. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close