The demographic success of Israel's settlement project

The demographic success of Israel's settlement project

The United Nations General Assembly recognised Palestine as a "non-member state". But it may very well be that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has already missed the boat. With the help of graphic designer ,  Michal Vexler , we have created an infogram to illustrate and explain how demographic changes within the West Bank obstruct the possibility of the two-state solution. The numbers suggest that Abbas' bid to the United Nations was too little, too late.

Source for the infogram:  Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics ,  International Data Base, US Census , and Israeli Statistical Abstract, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Neve Gordon is the author of Israel's Occupation and can be reached through his website .

Yinon Cohen is Yerushalmi Professor of Israel and Jewish Studies, Department of Sociology, Columbia University, New York.

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