EXPLAINING THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT THROUGH NUMBERS

Explaining the Arab-Israeli conflict through numbers
By Dennis Prager

For the many readers who have requested a brief synopsis of the moral arguments in the Arab-Israeli conflict, I offer the following list of numerical data.

Number of times Jerusalem 
is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible:                                  over 700

Number of times Jerusalem
is mentioned in the Koran:                                                             0

Number of Arab leaders who visited
Jerusalem when it was under
Arab rule (1948 to 1967):                                                               1

Number of Arab refugees who fled  
the land that became Israel:                  approximately 600,000

Number of Jewish refugees
who fled Arab countries:                         approximately 600,000

Number of U.N. agencies that deal
only with Palestinian refugees:                                                       1

Number of U.N. agencies that deal
with all the other refugees in the world:                                        1

Number of Jewish states that have
existed on the land called Palestine:                                               3

Number of Arab or Muslim states that have
existed on the land called Palestine:                                               0

Number of terrorist attacks
by Israelis or Jews since 1967:                                                         1

Number of terrorist attacks
by Arabs or Muslims since 1967:                                               thousands

Percentage of Jews who have praised
the Jewish terrorist: approximately                                                  0.1

Percentage of Palestinians who have praised
Islamic terrorists: approximately                                                     90

Number of Jewish countries:                                                                1

Number of Jewish democracies:                                                           1

Number of Arab countries:                                                                  19

Number of Arab democracies:                                                                0

Number of Arab women killed annually
by fathers and brothers in “honor killings”:                                  thousands

Number of Jewish women killed annually
by fathers and brothers in “honor killings”:                                           0

Number of Christian or Jewish prayer
services allowed in Saudi Arabia:                                                             0

Number of Muslim prayer services
allowed in Israel:                                                                                  unlimited

Number of Arabs Israel allows to live
in Arab settlements in Israel:                                                    1,250,000

Number of Jews Palestinian Authority
allows to live in Jewish settlements
in Palestinian Authority:                                                                              0

Percentage of U.N. Commission on
Human Rights resolutions condemning
an Arab country for human rights violations:                                           0

Percentage of U.N. Commission on Human Rights
resolutions condemning Israel for human rights violations:                 26

Number of U.N. Security Council resolutions
on the Middle East between 1948 and 1991:                                         175

Number of these resolutions against Israel:                                             97

Number of these resolutions against an Arab state:                                  4

Number of Arab countries that have been
members of the U.N. Security Council:                                                      16

Number of times Israel has been a member
of the U.N. Security Council:                                                                          0

Number of U.N. General Assembly
resolutions condemning Israel:                                                                 322

Number of U.N. General Assembly
resolutions condemning an Arab country:                                                    0

Percentage of U.N. votes in which Arab countries
voted with the United States in 2002:                                                     16.6

Percentage of U.N. votes in which Israel voted
with the United States in 2002:                                                                92.6

Percentage of Middle East Studies professors
who defend Zionism and Israel:                                            approximately 1

Percentage of Middle East Studies professors
who believe in diversity on college campuses:                                          100

Percentage of people who argue that the Jewish
state has no right to exist who also believe some
other country has no right to exist:                                                                 0

Percentage of people who argue that of all the countries
in the world, only the Jewish state has no right to exist
and yet deny they are anti-Jewish:                                  approximately 100

Number of Muslims in the world:                                    more than 1 billion

Number of Muslim demonstrations
against Islamic terror:                                                         approximately     2

 

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