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itzamirakul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-19-06 04:56 AM
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2. Perhaps part of the population problem is the actual number of Jewish
people living in Israel. A recent article in the NY Daily News, ca Feb. 14,2006 says,

by Matthew Kalman
JERUSALEM - More Israelis live in New York than in Tel Aviv, a surprising report from the Israeli Consulate found.

There are 800,000 Israelis -- more than 10% of the entire population of Israel - living in the United States.

Consulate officials believe that up to 400,000 of them live in the New York Metropolitan area along - that's more than the total population of Tel Aviv, which stands at 370,000. An additional 200,000 live in California and about 100,000 in Florida.
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Together, the original article and this article make it appear that a major part of the problem is that there is becoming too few Israelis to really live on and fully occupy their land. It also helps explain the recent agreement with AIPAC to reinforce America's pledge to support Israel in the event of attack.
Losing so many young people to immigration provides a problem in replenishing the troops. Israel used to have a mandatory military service requirement, so by immigrating to America, many young people are leaving behind that mandatory service and can elect to "volunteer" for service in the U.S.if they so choose.

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