Friday, March 11, 2005

The next Prime Minister of Israel

Hasan Abu Nimah does the math based on the population figures contained in the State Department's Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2004 (we can laugh at the hypocrisy of this report, but the part on Israel and the Occupied Territories is simply amazing, and Americans should be proud of at least one part of their government). The Jewish population in Historic Palestine is 5.2 million; the Palestinian population is at least 5.3 million (the numbers are all in the report and you can add them up). The demographic bomb hanging over Israel has exploded. Based on George Bush's great love of democracy, a free election should now be held in Israel and the Occupied Territories. The next Prime Minister of Israel: Mahmoud Abbas.