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The Maccabean Online
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Ladies and gentlemen, understand the significance of what you just read. Yossi Sarid, the former head of the most radical and strongest Jewish political party which sought to erase the Jewish towns of Judea and Samaria, concedes defeat. The official numbers below have registered loud and clear with Mr. Sarid. "It's too late," he says.
It will take time for the world to wake up and smell the coffee. There will yet be struggles. But with the waning Arab birth rate and the waxing Jewish one, time is simply on our side. Every day, the Jewish population of Judea and Samaria increases by more than 42. That's more than a classroom a day.
So, the more that world leaders spend time talking, the deeper they dig the grave for their own diplomatic initiatives aimed at uprooting the Jewish People from their ancestral homeland.
Justice has prevailed. The Lion of Judah has awakened and reclaimed his Land. No force in the world can reverse this just, historic process.
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The writer, founder and former manager of the Arutz Sheva-IsraelNationalNews.com website, authors the blog Baruch's Breeze on the site. He serves as Dir. of Development and PR for the IDF Preparatory Academy in Bet El and the Bet El Yeshiva Center as well as director of BetElTours.com which offers countrywide tours of Israel. An oleh from Memphis, Tenn. and an IDF veteran, he and his wife Anat live in Bet El, and have 7 Sabra children plus grandchildren.
Jewish Population Stats for Judea and Samaria as of June 30, 2012
Population Registry of the Interior Ministry
Judea and Samaria Jewish Population: 350,143
[Not including more than 300,000 Jews in eastern neighborhoods of Jerusalem]
On Dec. 31, 2000, there were 190,206 Jews in Yesha
On June 30, 2009, there were 301,754 Jews in Yesha
On June 30, 2010, there were 320,073 Jews in Yesha
On June 30, 2011, there were 334,564 Jews in Yesha
On June 30, 2012, there were 350,143 Jews in Yesha
The Jewish population increased in this region in the last year by 4.65%.
Below are the stats for each town in Judea and Samaria. The population of some small villages are recorded in the registry as part of larger neighboring towns as in the case with Shiloh and its neighboring villages.
Maaleh Adumim 38,647
Maaleh Amos 452
Beitar Illit 43,257
Elon Shevut 3,501
Bet El 5,984