Ynetnews reports: The population in Jerusalem has been steadily increasing since 1967 while the increase in the city’s Arab population is on a steady decline, according to new research.
“The Jewish populace is, of course, the majority, and although that majority is diminishing, the rate in which it is doing so is slowing down,” said Yair Assaf-Shapira, a researcher in the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies. “Now, we are at a state where the changes are becoming very small.”
Assaf-Shapira also spoke about the possibility of an Arab majority in Jerusalem, saying that “this subject was very popular about 5-10 years ago. I think that as long that this trend is becoming more certain, you can see that it’s not data errors—the number of children per mother in the Arab community is dramatically decreasing due to modernization, education and other factors.
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