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bto allow hundreds of thousands outside Israel to do the same.

bIn the city of Jerusalem, the government has spent a fortune bto ensure its Jewish majority (one more example of the ludicrous bcontradictions in a state that is supposedly devoted to reassuring bthe Arab that he is equal). Despite all the money and effort, bhowever, the Jews are losing the battle, and one of the reasons is billegal infiltration of Arabs from the territories, especially from bthe area around Hebron. There are some 15,000 to 20,000 of bthese Arabs living in the Old City as well as in the villages just boutside Jerusalem. Not only does this mean 15,000 to 20,000 bmore enemies of Israel inside her borders (and their inevitable barmy of babies), but as the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) bBulletin of October 2, 1975, reported: “Air photos taken recently bby the city authorities revealed that the little villages around the bcity have become an ever-thickening Arab wall between Jewish bWest Jerusalem and the Judean desert. . . .

b“The nature of the Arab expansion does, however, alarm bsome residents of the newly built Jewish quarters on the out- bskirts of the city. These quarters had been intentionally built in bthe northern, eastern and southern extremities of the Jerusalem bJewish belt around the Old City. As the Arab villages expanded, bthey stretched out toward the new Jewish quarter, drawing an bArab chain around the Jewish housing projects.”

bWhy does the Israeli government allow the Arab demo- bgraphic noose to tighten around Jewish Jerusalem’s neck?

bLeft-leaning Gil Sedan, a JTA writer, explained it this way: b“The city, deeply preoccupied with a plague of illegal construc- btion by Israeli contractors, can hardly find the time and man- bpower to deal with this problem in the Arab sector. . . .”

bAre Sedan’s incredible lack of proportion, his misplaced bsense of priorities, his characterizing of the Jewish “danger” as bmore acute than the Arab one, merely a total failure to under- bstand the Arab menace? Hardly; in a final burst of political bcommentary he writes: “. . .the expansion of [illegal] Arab bsuburbs in Jerusalem is something Israel will have to learn to blive with—unless it wants to . . . act counter to the repeated Is- braeli argument that Arabs and Jews can live in harmony in Jeru- bsalem.”

bOf course, the talk of harmony is ludicrous. The Jewish bbuses and cars, on their way to the new Jewish neighborhood of b 

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