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SETTLEMENT IN PALESTINE
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SETTLEMENT IN PALESTINE
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The full extent of the cultural, linguistic, religious or other differences among the Israelites in antiquity is unknown. Following the defeat of the Kingdom of Israel in the 720s BCE and the Kingdom of Judah in 586 BCE, the Jewish people became dispersed throughout much of the Middle East, especially in Egypt and North Africa to the west, as well as in Yemen to the south, and in Mesopotamia to the east. The Jewish population in Palestine was severely reduced by the Jewish-Roman Wars and by the later hostile policies of the Christian emperors, against non-Christians, but the Jews always retained a presence in the Levant. Paul Johnson writes of this time: "Wherever towns survived, or urban communities sprang up, Jews would sooner or later establish themselves. The near-destruction of Palestinian Jewry in the second century turned the survivors of Jewish rural communities into marginal town-dwellers. After the Arab conquest in the seventh century, the large Jewish agricultural communities in Babylonia were progressively wrecked by high taxation, so that there too the Jews drifted into towns and became craftsmen, tradesmen, and dealers. Everywhere these urban Jews, the vast majority literate and numerate, managed to settle, unless penal laws or physical violence made it impossible."

In the early-Byzantine 6th century, there were 43 Jewish communities in Palestine. During the Islamic period and the intervening Crusades, there were 50 communities which included Jerusalem, Tiberias, Ramleh, Ashkelon, Caesarea, and Gaza. During the early Ottoman Period of the 14th century there were 30 communities which included Haifa, Shechem, Hebron, Ramleh, Jaffa, Gaza, Jerusalem, and Safed. The most dominant location became Safed which reached a population of 30,000 Jews by end of the 16th century, after the expulsion of Sephardim from Iberia, a century earlier. The 16th century saw many Ashkenazi Kabbalists drawn to the mystical aura and teachings of the Jewish holy city. Johnson notes that in the Arab-Muslim territories, which included most of Spain, all of North Africa, and the Near East south of Anatolia in the Middle Ages, the Jewish condition was easier as a rule, than it was in Europe.

Over the centuries following the Crusades and Inquisition, Jews from around the world began emigrating in increasing numbers. Upon arrival, these Jews adopted the customs of the Mizrahi and Sephardi communities into which they moved. With Baron von Rothschild's philanthropic land purchases and subsequent efforts to turn Palestine into a verdant Jewish homeland, and the subsequent rise of Zionism, a flood of Ashkenazi immigration brought the Jewish population of the region to several hundred thousand.

The growth of fascism, the results of World War 1 and 2 and  establishing the State of Israel in 1948 saw world wide immigration of Jews into Israel as their new homeland.  Added to this was the expulsion of  approximately 1,600,000 Jews by Arab countries between 1948 and 2012.






The demographic history of Palestine refers to the study of the historical population of the region of Palestine, which approximately corresponds to modern Israel and the Palestinian territories, and in some sources,
also western parts of Jordan.      Wikipedia      (Figures in ‘000)

FOR A DETAILED ANALYSIS SEE MONDOWEISS

HISTORICAL POPULATION

YEAR       POP.            ±%

1950   1,370,100        —    

1960   2,150,400     +57.0%

1970   3,022,100     +40.5%

1980   3,921,700     +29.8%

1990   4,821,700     +22.9%

2000   6,369,300     +32.1%

2010   7,695,100     +20.8%

2015   8,463,500     +10.0%

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      RELIGIOUS MAKEUP, 2014

GROUP         POPULATION       %

Jews           6,219,200     75.00%

Muslims        1,453,800    17.50%

Christians         163,500     1.97%

Druze               135,400     1.63%

Other                325,000    3.92%

TOTAL            8,296,900

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