Population of Historical Palestine


The year of the first Zionist immigration was 1299 (Muslim calendar), or 1881/2 of the Common Era.

You can read for yourself that at that time there were 462,465 people living in Palestine: 403,795 Muslims; 43,659 Christians, and 15,011 Jews.

Read more at http://lawrenceofcyberia.blogs.com/news/2010/03/there-is-no-liberal-zionism.html

How are you going to build a Jewish state in a land where the preexisting population is just 3.3 per cent Jewish, except by dispossessing those 96.7 per cent of the population that happen to have the “wrong” ethnic-religious origin? If Zionism could only ever be achieved through denying self-determination to the indigenous, majority population, what exactly is “liberal” about that?

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