You appear to be using claims about Palestinian demographics derived from the American-Israel Demographic Research Group. The group’s claims are not corroborated by demographic experts in Israel and around the world, but Israeli right-wing activists and politicians have adopted them.
In 2007, Soffer co-wrote an article called “The Tricky Million-Person Gap.” According to the piece, all 21 assumptions of the American-Israeli group are flawed.
“Take for example the issue of mortality,” Soffer told Haaretz. “The Jewish population has the normal number of elderly compared to the rest of the world. The Arab population does not have as many elderly people and so the mortality rate is lower.” Among Israeli Jews, six people die annually out of every 1,000, compared with 2.5 in the Arab community, Soffer says.
“If this were an academic debate, it wouldn’t be worth my while to deal with [the group],” Soffer said. “But suddenly Bogie [Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon] tells me we don’t have a demographic problem.”
According to Dr. Assaf Sharon, academic director at Molad, a left-wing think tank, “The debate over the future of the territories is important enough to hold based on real facts and data. The so-called facts in the ideological right wing’s strategy are baseless. Rightists forget that a lie repeatedly told does not become the truth. The annexation of the territories means a binational state. You can be for or against it, but you can’t deny it.”