Study: 57 percent of East Jerusalem residents are Arab
Jewish, and 57 percent Arab, according to figures to be released Thursday by the
Jerusalem Center for Israel Studies.
marking the fortieth anniversary of the city's unification.
244,800 - an increase of 257 percent.
from 197,700 in 1967 to 475,000 in 2005.
decline in its share of the city's population. From 74 percent in 1967, this
figure was 66 percent in 2005.
continue, the capital's population will rise to 958,900 in 2020 - 60 percent
Jews and 40 percent Arabs.
Jewish growth rate higher than the Arab only six times between 1967 and
projects were carried out in Jewish neighborhoods, and in the 1990s during the
massive absorption of immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
population have not been reached.
to grow by 3.7 percent a year to maintain the demographic majority.
of only 2.7 percent annually.
was 3.4 percent.
1967 are Pisgat Ze'ev (population approximately 41,000), Ramot (40,000), Gilo
(27,000), Neve Yaakov (20,000), Ramat Shlomo (14,000), and East Talpiot
Quarter of the Old City (26,000), Beit Hanina (24,000) and A-Tur-Aswana
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