Thursday, August 03, 2006

"The Velvet Holocaust"

Jews, except in Israel, probably have the lowest birth and fertility rates in the world. This, after the Holocaust! The matter is quite different in Israel. Israeli Jews (secular) have the highest rates of the modern nations. Ironically, I think this has happened because they feel a need for an "insurance baby" to counter wars and terrorism. Maybe the Arab wars are counter-productive... Leave the Israelis alone and their population will shrink, as is it is doing everywhere in the world (including among Moslem nations.) Iran, Lebanon and Tunisia are already below the "replacement rate" of about 2.3-2.4 children per woman in the Less Developed Countries (LDCs.)

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Ben

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