August 13, 2002


Benizri reconvenes council to boost Jewish birth rate (Anat Cygielman, 14/08/2002, Ha'aretz)
The Public Demographic Council will convene next month, after four years of inactivity, to formulate its recommendations as to what the government can do to promote an increase in the Jewish birth rate. [...]

The council was established in 1966, after a government decision to "create an atmosphere in which large families were encouraged." That decision also called for "restraining artificial pregnancy terminations." The council has been criticized in the past for some of its recommendations, including anti-abortion propaganda.

How can you criticize them for anti-abortion propaganda? If Israel's Jews don't drastically boost their birth rates--which I believe are currently below replacement rate, as they are for Jews here in the U.S.--then they may as well just give the country to the Palestinians now, because the days of Judaism are numbered. Posted by Orrin Judd at August 13, 2002 7:45 PM
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